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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 refutes BBC labor conditions report: Safety of associates is ‘number one priority’

Amazon typically stays under-the-radar when it comes to making public statements, but the company certainly felt compelled enough to respond to BBC’s new undercover report that cites Amazon working conditions causing mental illness. The BBC story, which published today and aired this evening in the U.K., featured reporter Adam Littler, who worked at Amazon’s Swansea warehouse in Wales… 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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Labor group takes aim at Amazon

Amazon.com could face some scrutiny tonight as City of Seattle design officials consider the company’s planned expansion near downtown. The pro-labor group Working Washington – a critic of the conditions in Amazon.com’s fulfillment centers as well as the company’s stance on taxes — said it plans to raise issues at the meeting about the company’s… Read More