By Sahid Fawaz
Jeff Bezos reached $150 billion today in net worth. At the same time, Amazon workers were assaulted by police in Spain.
“The Spanish National Police charged at several Amazon workers Tuesday in the logistics center of San Fernando de Henares, in the outskirts of Madrid, who are participating in the three-day strike against the company’s efforts to reduce workers’ rights
Workers on strike have also called on consumers to boycott Amazon in solidarity with their struggle. Organizers gathered outside the San Fernando de Henares center, where they chanted ‘There is, there is, there is no other way. With the bosses, or with the working class.’
During the first day of the strike the Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) Amazon said 80 percent of the workforce participated in the strike, affirming those who were working were temporary workers who have been threatened by local management.
The strike was organized for Amazon’s Prime Day, when the company offers discounts and there are high sales levels. Workers are specifically protesting wage cuts, working conditions and restrictions on time off.
This is the second walk-out this year at the San Fernando warehouse, where most of Amazon’s 1,600-strong Spanish workforce is based.”
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