abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapelocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewprofilerefreshnewssearchsecurityPathtagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb
Article

USA: Amazon warehouse workers plan 'Cyber Monday' protest over working conditions & environmental record

"Amazon Workers to Protest Outside Jeff Bezos' Penthouse on Cyber Monday", 2 December 2019

Amazon warehouse workers will march on Jeff Bezos’s $80 million penthouse apartment on Cyber Monday, one of the company’s most profitable sales days of the year... [to] protest the company’s grueling working conditions and environmental record in the communities it operates.

“... [We] will speak out to let Jeff Bezos know that the world is watching, and that the movement to end Amazon’s abuses of power is growing across the country,” spokespeople for the Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN), one of the coalitions... said in a statement. “The march will shine a light on the fact that every click on Amazon translates to more workers getting hurt on the job and more pollution in our local communities.”...

Alongside warehouse workers, members of ALIGN, Tech Worker Coalition, Mijente, Democratic Socialists of America, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, and Athena, a newly formed coalition of anti-Amazon organizations, will attend Monday’s protest outside Bezos’ penthouse...

Story timeline