Amazon workers are organizing protests and calling for "Make Amazon Pay" agenda ahead of Black Friday. Employees and workers from 20 global supply chains would go on strike on Black Friday as a part of "Make Amazon Pay". They demand just working conditions for workers and accountability on the part of their managers. In contrast, Amazon is still reluctant to pitch any solid recommendations other than formal statement by their spoke person.
"Make Amazon Pay" is the fundraising campaign to raise money for the frontline employees and help them travel and organize meetings as they take on one of the largest corporations in the world.
Make Amazon pays highlighted their chief goal, which says, "We are workers and activists divided by geography and our role in the global economy but united in our commitment to Make Amazon Pay fair wages, its taxes and for its impact on the planet."
To exert fruitful pressure on Amazon, they made a coalition with corporate unions, labour unions, workers federations, and many advocacy organizations worldwide for a strong message. Some of the significant contributors in the alliance are Algorithm Watch, 350.org, Independent Workers Union of Great Britain.
On the other hand, Amazon accumulated assets rose to US$321.2 billion, making it the largest corporation in the world. Despite pandemic havoc effects on the global supply chain, the company continue to thrive during this time, making the founder and CEO Jeff Bezos the wealthiest person on the planet.
Despite tall promises by Amazon, the company workers continue to bear the fate of miser working conditions. Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel emailed with the statement,
"Our focus remains on listening directly to our employees and continuously improving on their behalf."
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