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Black Friday Strike Hits Global Amazon Warehouses

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As Amazon continues to bloat and bloviate their way into just about every aspect of our lives, the human touch has been largely lost in the lower rungs of their workforce.

Americans have been hearing horror stories from the global retail giant, with warehouse floor workers being forced to wear diapers in order to make their quotas, all for inadequate pay and a rather expendable work culture.

Now, as Black Friday 2023 makes its arrival, there is a great disturbance in Amazon’s force.

Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers are today staging a mass Black Friday strike across 40 countries including the US and Germany in a row over pay and working conditions.

The global strike action on one of the biggest shopping days of the year was called for by campaign group Make Amazon Pay. It has titled the protests ‘Make Amazon Pay Day’.

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The initiative, promoted by groups on Twitter under #MakeAmazonPay listed the industrial action planned in the 40 countries across the globe.

Several US sites were being targeted by the action.

Employees at a company workhouse in St Peters, Missouri, will today stop work as part of the protests and Whole Foods stores owned by Amazon will also take labor actions. Strike action will also take place in Bessemer, Alabama; Columbia, Maryland; Detroit, Michigan; Durham, North Carolina; Garner ; Joliet, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.

The group responsible for the protest issued a statement:

In a statement, Christy Hoffman, general secretary of UNI Global Union, leading the protests, said: ‘On Black Friday, in what has already been named #MakeAmazonPay day, unions, civil society and progressive elected officials will stand shoulder to shoulder in a massive global day of action to denounce Amazon’s despicable multimillion dollar campaigns to kill worker-lead union efforts.

‘It’s time for the tech giant to cease their awful, unsafe practices immediately, respect the law and negotiate with the workers who want to make their jobs better.’

In addition, a group of protesters will be stationed outside of the home of Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.