(FOXBUSINESS) — Amazon workers across the globe have banded together in a series of coordinated Black Friday protests over workers' rights and environmental justice.
Using the hashtag #MakeAmazonPay, employees in 15 countries, including the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Bangladesh, are calling on the e-commerce giant to raise wages, end union-busting, stop circumventing tax laws, rehire workers fired after they complained about workplace safety and pledge to reach zero emissions by the year 2030.
The strikes coincide with one of the retailer's biggest sales events of the year, and a statement sent to Amazon by 39 organizations called out the trillion-dollar corporation's founder Jeff Bezos for his personal wealth.
#Amazon has doubled profits through COVID19 but they have still not paid suppliers in Bangladesh for finished orders cancelled during the pandemic. ✊Garment workers stand with #MakeAmazonPay 👊Fair wages & union rights for all Amazon supply chain workers now! @IndustriALL_GU pic.twitter.com/Z7hEQZPkJ3
— Nazma Akter (@NazmaAkter73) November 27, 2020
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