Amazon Labor Activism Goes International as European and U.S. Workers Combine ForcesAn Amazon warehouse worker shoots a selfie with an activist dressed as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos during a protest gathering outside the Axel Springer building on April 24, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)Amazon worker organizing is going international.
The new group, called Amazon Workers International (AWI), is a significant new formal attempt to combine the well-established labor activism of Amazon workers in Europe with the grassroots organizing that has targeted Amazon in America in recent months.
Zamarron has seen the power of European Amazon worker organizing firsthand—he traveled to gatherings of the company’s worker activists in Germany last October, and in Madrid in March.
The European workers involved in AWI, who responded to questions as a group, have been sharing ideas across national borders since 2015.