Posts tagged Black Friday

    What to know about the ‘Make Amazon Pay’ strike campaign

    November 27, 2023 // An organizer with GMB Union, a U.K.-based labor union, described the effort as “the largest day of industrial disruption in Amazon’s thirty-year history.” The effort garnered support from more than 400 lawmakers from 38 countries for a protest in 2020, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and former U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Supporters also planned protests at Amazon facilities in Massachusetts, Georgia and Illinois. Outside the U.S., organizers planned protest action in Japan, India and throughout Europe, including Germany, France, Spain and the U.K. Hundreds of workers were striking Friday at warehouses in Coventry, U.K., and in multiple German cities, Reuters reported.

    Seattle: Local Macy’s employees go on strike during busiest shopping weekend of the year

    November 27, 2023 // Strikes happened outside the Macy’s stores at Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham, Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, and Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.

    The Teamsters Say They Unionized Drivers at an Amazon Facility in California – But It Might Be More Complex

    May 2, 2023 // Amazon told Sourcing Journal (SJ) that it had terminated its partnership with Battle-Tested Strategies before the agreement was reached. “This particular third-party company had a track record of failing to perform and had been notified of its termination for poor performance well before [The Teamster’s] announcement,” said Amazon spokesperson Eileen Hards to SJ.

    Amazon warehouse workers plan walkouts, call for strikes on Black Friday

    November 25, 2022 // Labor stoppages are being planned for several warehouse locations throughout the country, including Bessemer, Ala.; Columbia, Md.; Detroit, Mich.; Durham, NC; Garner, NC; Joliet, Ill.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; and Washington, DC. There is also a planned work stoppage at several Whole Foods store locations. Whole Foods is a subsidiary of Amazon. Amazon employees and labor activists also plan to hold a protest rally in front of a New York City residence owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, according to CBS News. The labor actions are being organized on social media under the hashtag #MakeAmazonPay.

    Wirecutter Union Raises Over $42,000 for Workers Who Went on Strike

    November 29, 2021 // Supporters of Wirecutter, the product-recommendation site whose staffers went on strike for five days, have raised over $42,000 to help compensate workers for missed overtime pay.

    NY Times Tries to Recruit Scabs to Cover for Wirecutter’s Black Friday Strike

    November 24, 2021 // The ecommerce site’s unionized staff are striking on a historically profitable shopping weekend, and Times brass wants other staffers to cross the picket line.N

    New York Times’ Wirecutter writers plan strike around Black Friday

    November 8, 2021 // Over 90% of Wirecutter union members have voted to authorize a work stoppage in late November