angry and striking employees in the United States and Italy



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L. De La Mornais, A. Mikoczy, A. Monange, L. Tositti


France Televisions

The 5,600 employees of Amazon’s warehouse in Alabama (United States) are preparing to form a union, this would be a first. A wind of revolt is also blowing at Amazon in Italy.

Unheard of at Amazon in Italie. Pmore than 9,000 employees went on strike 24 hours, or 75% of employees, according to the unions. Even more across the country say they are exhausted and outraged. “Amazon makes billions of profits around the world, and at the same time refuses to redistribute part of its profits to its employees”, Marino point Masucci, general secretary of the transport branch of the Italian trade union CISL. “Normally we make 80, up to 100 deliveries per day. But at the moment, some colleagues have had to chain up to 300 deliveries in a single day”, says a delivery man.

Lthe wave of protest does not spare theAmerican giant e-commerce in the USA. In the warehouse of Bessemer, in Alabama, employees will thus take advantage of a local law to vote on the creation of a union on March 29. Here again, it is the working conditions that are denounced. We are treated like prisoners who are just there to do a job “, denounces Jennifer Bates, a employee. The company, for its part, touted his hourly wage above the legal minimum and deploys campaigns against unions. But the employees received the implicit support of President Joe Biden.


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