Amazon Prime Boycott: U.S. Day Of Reckoning After EU Successes – Forbes

Amazon Prime Boycott: U.S. Day Of Reckoning After EU Successes – Forbes


It seems to be a recurring anniversary; every Prime Day–the annual sales event exclusively for Amazon Prime members–Amazon workers take the opportunity to protest against working conditions and wages.

But after several successes in Europe, American workers are more optimistic about making an impact–and many are calling for consumers to boycott Prime Day to highlight working conditions.

Workers gained momentum in 2018 and 2019

As reported by the BBC, Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015 and by 2017 it was its second biggest shopping day, after Cyber Monday.

In 2018, workers in Europe walked out during the Prime event to protest against working conditions. Germany’s Verdi workers union issued a statement to declare that Amazon “was getting rich by saving money on the health of its workers”. In response, Amazon said that it paid its workers fairly–at that time, permanent staff were earning €12.22 ($14.39) an hour or more after two years.

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