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Maybe a contributing factor was nationalist unions: AMERICAN Federation of Labor, GERMAN Federation of Trade Unions, FRENCH Democratic Confederation of Labour, etc. Maybe there should have been some thought about how, in an environment of global corporations and global banking and global trade, the labor union movement also needed to be global.
by asdf on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 04:44:23 PM EST
There you go:

Inside Amazon's global worker movement

But the real challenge to Amazon management isn't from publicity stunts. It's coming from a new, digitized, international labor movement that is borrowing from the e-commerce giant's own playbook to press for higher pay and better working conditions around the world.

Known as the Amazon Workers International, the informal network of mostly warehouse workers brings together dozens of worker groups from the United States and six EU countries. With hundreds of participants, it is growing fast. Instead of gathering in person or joining picket lines, the AWI's key organizers do most of their work in videoconference sessions where "comrades" from multiple countries Zoom in to plot strategy on how to press their demands to Amazon management.

"Can you hear me?" Polish warehouse worker Agnieszka Mróz said late last month as she connected from her hometown of Poznań with French and Italian colleagues gathered a thousand kilometers away, at the office of French union Sud Solidaires in an old railway factory in Lille, northern France. Other workers from Poland, Germany and the United States had also joined the call, AWI's annual gathering, to discuss Amazon's response to the pandemic and upcoming actions.

The network's online-first approach -- and the emphasis on international coordination -- underscores a lesson that these workers have absorbed over the last decade: They have little chance of winning concessions from management if they pitch demands locally, via traditional union methods.

by Bernard on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 06:30:31 PM EST
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Is Amazon in China or India or Brazil?
by asdf on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 07:43:37 PM EST
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Amazon China (Chinese: 亚马逊中国), formerly known as Joyo.com (Chinese: 卓越网) is an online shopping website.[2] Joyo.com was founded in early 2000 by Chinese entrepreneur, Lei Jun in Beijing, China.[3] The company primarily sold books and other media goods, shipping to customers nationwide. Joyo.com was renamed to "Amazon China" when sold to Amazon Inc. in 2004 for US$75 Million.[2] Amazon China closed its domestic business in China in June 2019,[4] offering only products from sellers located overseas.
- from Wiki.

The company's largest campus outside the United States was inaugurated in Hyderabad, India in September 2019.
- from Wiki

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Oct 26th, 2020 at 02:11:39 AM EST
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