While many people went shopping on Friday, anti-Black Friday activists came to the streets as part of a worldwide protest.
Hundreds of protesters, including Amazon employees, marched to the Flatiron District home of business founder Jeff Bezos to criticize the corporation’s ethical and environmental standards.
Activists staged demonstrations around Europe, including in England.
“If Amazon JFK can unionize, it’ll really open the path for not only other Amazon warehouse workers, but all warehouse workers in New York to help collectively negotiate for improved quality of life,” said protester Clarissa Hernandez.
According to an Amazon representative, the firm was the greatest job generator in the United States in 2020, providing 400,000 new positions.
“While we are not perfect in any area, if you honestly examine what Amazon is doing in each of these areas, you’ll find that we take our position and influence extremely seriously.” To name a few, we’re inventing and investing heavily in all of these areas, including playing a key role in addressing climate change through the Climate Pledge commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040, continuing to offer competitive wages and great benefits, and inventing new ways to keep our employees safe and healthy in our operations network. Take a live virtual tour of our locations to see for yourself,” Amazon stated in a statement.
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