Amazon workers across Europe strike on Black Friday

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Nov 23, 2018 34 Comments

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  • Facebook fQvt06
    So, quit?
    Nov 23, 2018 19
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      OMW, you should check out game theory in addition to the other suggestion. Not making sense on this one.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
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      I guess I’m missing the incentive to constantly not be striking? If the government insures the strikers, what is there to lose? I must be missing something. In other words, there are zero down sides/consequences for the behavior.

      Private companies aren’t like governments where they can bullshit on strikers and force them back to work.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Facebook Rdfrt
      If Amazon decides to shut down all its operations in Europe, all workers lose their jobs. If they go constantly on strike as you are hypothesizing, they ALL lose their jobs. That's the incentive to not be on strike so frequently that it's better for owners to shut operation.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
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      How do they all lose their jobs? I thought the government protects them?

      Amazon has a lot of money, surely they know that, I’m certain they can push for far more.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      The thing stopping workers from constantly striking is the need to ultimately be paid. Think of labor like any economic transaction: supply and demand. When workers notice an imbalance and realize that they’re worth more to their employer than they’re getting paid, why not remind the employer that they’re relying on those workers? If the workers are too greedy or unrealistic, their paychecks simply won’t end up matching their very real economic requirements.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Amazon awssdm
    “Unfortunately not”, thought Jeff and consoled himself by recalling the major milestones in his project to replace all workers with robots
    Nov 23, 2018 0
  • Citibank / Eng Slurpsurp
    Europeans are notorious for 30 hour workweeks, weeks of vacation, etc. This is not alarming nor surprising.
    Nov 23, 2018 2
    • Notorious by reputation only. They don’t actually work 30 hour weeks. They do value and work in unions because they know corporations will squeeze them at every opportunity. And they’re right.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Other
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      Why the fuck do you think I would put any personal information in an anonymous chat app? You seem really confused, @blind
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      But why not challenge the 40+ hour work week?
      America could have kept the same levels of post-WW2 productivity with the average person only working a 22-hour workweek. But people didn't have anything to do with spare time in the 1950s so it didn't happen that way.
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng memy
    Typical lazy Europeans. They should go home and ask EU to tax Amazon $5M a year and live off it. EU loves to tax big tech, make money off it and inject in their welfare state.
    Nov 23, 2018 5
    • Amazon / Eng
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      This is sad but true
      Nov 23, 2018
    • Microsoft HappyThank
      But that lazy Europeans have better productivity than most of countries. We should strive for efficiency and better life than being the slavery of work for shareholders.
      Nov 23, 2018
    • Facebook Rdfrt
      Then don't do business in lazy Europe. Third world American asshole.
      Nov 23, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng omidy
      If I worked 30 hours I would also have better productivity in that period. But time has shown US leads in innovation, Europe has been reduced to welfare state.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Microsoft HappyThank
      Europe lags US for sure and some Asian countries may get ahead soon but they are still far ahead of most of other countries (except Eastern European countries).
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Amazon VpYJ78
    "We are not robots!"
    "We're working on that."
    Nov 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon what¿
    The protesters are from the GMB Union. Collective bargaining works best when they have leverage of lack of options. They are on strike, literally refusing to work, while at the same time reminding the company of the main alternative. Robots🤖 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cLVCGEmkJs0
    Nov 23, 2018 1
  • Facebook hQoL21
    FAANG —> MANG
    Nov 23, 2018 0