Amazon's German workers strike as Christmas orders peak

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gsxr16k wrote:

More money and no performance pressure? Wow, starting to sound like an American union. Good job!

Dec 16, 2013 9:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
sdowney717 wrote:

Someday automated robots will takeover those jobs that the workers complain of as being low paid service jobs and are under heavy performance criteria. Then they can sit at home and be unproductive liberal voters who vote themselves their livings.

Dec 16, 2013 11:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
Handbook wrote:

When I purchase merchandise, I “look for the union label”. When I see it, I don’t buy it.

Dec 16, 2013 11:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
euro-yank wrote:

German unions are very well organized and must more realistic than in the US. Given the employment situation in Germany, I would be very surprised if they don’t move a lot of their fulfillment centers into the much cheaper eastern EU countries.

Dec 16, 2013 12:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
anarcurt wrote:

@sdowney717: and those robots will be made by well educated German workers, making a livable salary, with 8 weeks of vacation time a year and hours that allow them to see their families. Because the Germans gave up on feudalism 5 centuries ago (though America seems to be up for giving it a go).

Dec 16, 2013 12:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
OneOfTheSheep wrote:

Sdowney717, Handbook and euro-yank get it.

The only time such strong-arm tactics work is when the situation really is “My way or the highway”.

Dec 16, 2013 12:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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