The most-recent protests across the United States and European countries could become a massive headache for Amazon as thousands have begun demanding better pay and working conditions, especially at warehouses which the company calls 'Fulfillment Centers.' BBC reported that numerous protesting workers in a warehouse in Minnesota, for instance, have started highlighting working conditions which are extremely detrimental to their physical and mental well-being.
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According to the union, Amazon employs 16,000 people in Germany in some 30 locations including storage facilities, shipping and calling centres as well as research and development facilities.
In the United States, where Amazon has 300,000 workers - almost half of its global 630,000 workforce - much of the action focused on the Amazon warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) expressed her support of the protest in a tweet on Monday. The employees are striking in protest of their working conditions.
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"We just want safe, reliable jobs we're able to do long term and support our families", said Stolz. And while the E-commerce giant has nearly always defended itself strongly against such charges, it finds itself in a crisis situation with thousands of its workers launching a massive protest in the USA and in many countries across Europe.
Activists also rallied outside of Jeff Bezos' home in New York City on Monday, demanding that Amazon cut reported web services contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and "end abusive working conditions in its warehouses".
Pilots for Amazon Air, the company's air cargo operation, also said they "stand in solidarity with the warehouse workers" in Shakopee. Amazon has declined to comment on ICE contracts.