Massive Labor Strike Hits Black Friday

( – Just as Black Friday sales get underway in the United States, thousands of Amazon warehouse workers are conducting a global labor strike as they seek better pay and working conditions.

Some Whole Foods stores will be impacted as well by the strike.

The Daily Mail is reporting in an article headlined “Amazon warehouse workers stage global Black Friday strike across 40 countries including U.S. and Germany over pay and working conditions“:

Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers are today staging a mass Black Friday strike across 40 countries including the U.S. and Germany in a row over pay and working conditions.

“The global strike action on one of the biggest shopping days of the year was called for by campaign group Make Amazon Pay. It has titled the protests ‘Make Amazon Pay Day.’

“The initiative, promoted by groups on Twitter under #MakeAmazonPay listed the industrial action planned in the 40 countries across the globe.” [emphasis added]

As for the United States:

“Employees at a company workhouse in St Peters, Missouri, will today stop work as part of the protests and Whole Foods stores owned by Amazon will also take labor actions. Strike action will also take place in Bessemer, Alabama; Columbia, Maryland; Detroit, Michigan; Durham, North Carolina; Garner; Joliet, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.