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Amazon workers protest again in Germany over wages

Amazon.com warehouse workers in Germany protested again today in yet another act of opposition against what they say are unfair wages. Reuters reports that between 340-to-500 employees participated in the strike this morning, marking the first protest of 2014 but one of many that have taken place over the past several months. The actions are… Read More

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Amazon Germany workers protest at company headquarters: ‘We are humans, not robots’

“We are people!” “Not robots!” That was the message Monday morning at the heart of Amazon.com’s Seattle headquarters, as about 50 people gathered to protest what they call unfair working conditions and wage inequality inside Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Germany. Nancy Becker, a warehouse worker from Bad Hersfeld, Germany, made the trip to Seattle to… Read More

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Amazon’s German workers bringing protest to Seattle HQ

Updated below with Amazon’s statement. Update No. 2: Here’s the scene from the protest this morning at Amazon’s Seattle HQ Representatives of Amazon’s warehouse workers in Germany will stage a protest outside the company’s Seattle headquarters this morning, bringing more visibility to what they describe as a fight against unfair working conditions and wage inequality…. Read More

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Amazon workers in Germany set to strike over pay, labor conditions

Things aren’t going so well for Amazon in Germany. Two months ago, the Seattle online giant cut ties with a Germany security firm amid an uproar in the country over allegations that security guards mistreated the company’s foreign temporary workers. Now, it appears that warehouse workers in Germany are set to strike after trade union Verdi demanded better… Read More

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Amazon cuts ties with security firm in Germany over neo-Nazi allegations

Amazon.com today cut ties with a Germany security firm amid an uproar in the country over allegations that security guards mistreated the company’s foreign temporary workers. A documentary airing on German public television channel ARD last Wednesday broke the story, with footage of the guards from the Hensel European Security Services (HESS). The firm was hired by a… Read More