Amazon CEO Faces Protest in Berlin
Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon was in Berlin, Germany to accept an innovation award in the country’s capital. Mr. Bezos was met by about 450 Amazon employee’s, who are all a part of a large union called Verdi. The union members united outside of the offices of publisher Axel Springer, where Bezos was to accept the award.
Workers could be seen outside of the office holding signs reading “Make Amazon Pay.” Employees from Italy and Poland were also in attendance. Frank Bsirke, a boss of the Verdi union was quoted saying, “ We have a boss who wants to impose American working conditions on the world and takes us back to the 19th century.” The unions has been a constant pain for the global giant, organizing numerous strikes that demanded better working conditions and increased pay.
Bezo took a defensive stance on Amazon’s worker pay and working conditions, saying he was “very proud of our working conditions and I am very proud of our wages that we pay.”