For Christian Krähling

On 10th December 2020 our comrade and irreplaceable friend, Christian Krähling, passed away. Christian had worked in Amazon in Bad Hersfeld since 2009. He was the co-founder of Amazon Workers International (AWI), a member of the Amazon works council in his warehouse, a militant, a great songwriter, and a dedicated grassroots troublemaker. The history of … Continue reading For Christian Krähling

Amazon Workers International: We Will Make Amazon Pay!

It's Black Friday and it's time to Make Amazon Pay! Support worker organizing: sign the common demands here: http://www.makeamazonpay.com Amazon Workers International is taking part in the campaign. Read our statement, why we want to #makeamazonpay below: As essential workers, we have been working on site at Amazon’s warehouses throughout the pandemic. We worked, no … Continue reading Amazon Workers International: We Will Make Amazon Pay!

Open Letter to Jeff Bezos and Stefano Perego

Addressing the Pandemic at Amazon April 30, 2020 Jeff Bezos and Stefano Perego: Amazon Workers International is a cross-border coalition of Amazon warehouse employees from different shop floor organizations and countries, including Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Slovakia and the United States. We have been meeting regularly since 2015 to exchange information and coordinate actions like … Continue reading Open Letter to Jeff Bezos and Stefano Perego

Invitation to the Cross-Border Meeting of Amazon Workers in Leipzig in September 2019

Dear Amazon colleagues and supporters, we cordially invite you to the next Cross-border Meeting of Amazon Workers that will take place from September 27 to 29, 2019, in Leipzig/Germany. This is a rank-and-file meeting organized by workers themselves. We want to exchange information, plan mutual support and find common strategies for our fight for better … Continue reading Invitation to the Cross-Border Meeting of Amazon Workers in Leipzig in September 2019

Final declaration of the Cross-border meeting of Amazon workers – Poznań March 2019

The eighth international meeting of Amazon workers took place from March 15th to March 17th of 2019. More than 50 workers and supporters from Spain, France, Poland and Germany and six trade unions met in Poznań to exchange information and plan further joint actions: As decided at the last meeting, for the first time information … Continue reading Final declaration of the Cross-border meeting of Amazon workers – Poznań March 2019

Invitation to the Amazon Workers’ Cross-Border Meeting in Poznan, March 2019

Dear fellow Amazon workers and supporters, we kindly invite you to our next Amazon Workers’ Cross-Border Meeting that will take place in Poznan (West Poland) from Friday, March 15, until Sunday, March 17, 2019. This is a grassroots meeting organized by workers themselves to exchange information, to support each other in our local struggles, and … Continue reading Invitation to the Amazon Workers’ Cross-Border Meeting in Poznan, March 2019

Final statement of the cross-border meeting of Amazon workers – Bad Hersfeld, September 28–30, 2018

About 25 workers and supporters from Poland, Germany, France and the USA met for the seventh cross-border meeting since 2015 (the first meeting in 2015 also took place in Bad Hersfeld). The meeting began with reports from the different warehouses. For instance: Wages in Poland were raised again: the hourly wage before tax has increased … Continue reading Final statement of the cross-border meeting of Amazon workers – Bad Hersfeld, September 28–30, 2018

September 2018: Invitation to the “Amazon Workers’ Cross-border Meeting” in Bad Hersfeld, Germany

The next “Amazon Workers’ Cross-border Meeting” will take place from Friday, September 28, to Sunday, September 30, 2018, in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. Amazon workers from different countries have met several times since 2015 to discuss their situation and coordinate actions. In Bad Hersfeld we will focus on the experiences of recent strikes, the Safe Package … Continue reading September 2018: Invitation to the “Amazon Workers’ Cross-border Meeting” in Bad Hersfeld, Germany

“Feedback” for Bezos

Amazon founder and boss Jeff Bezos will be to Berlin on April 24, 2018, to receive the “Axel Springer Award.” He gets the award for his „visionary entrepreneurship in the internet economy“ and the “digitalization strategy” at the Washington Post which he owns. Bezos’ “vision” is centering around the usage of digital technologies for the … Continue reading “Feedback” for Bezos

Final Declaration of the Cross-Border Meeting of Amazon Workers – Leipzig, January 26–28, 2018

Workers from five Amazon warehouses in three countries and supporters met in Leipzig for the sixth meeting of this type since 2015. First we went to Amazon’s Leipzig warehouse LEJ1 to distribute leaflets titled “Stand up for our common interests!” During the subsequent meeting, we discussed what had happened since our last meeting in Poznan … Continue reading Final Declaration of the Cross-Border Meeting of Amazon Workers – Leipzig, January 26–28, 2018

Amazon workers in Hemel Hempstead and Amazon Flex workers: Let‘s learn from the struggles of our colleagues in Italy, Germany and Poland!

AmazonBW It‘s peak season and work sucks the life out of us. The media presents us as victims, losing the competition with Amazon‘s robots. That sucks too. We can show them that we are no victims. In Hemel Hempstead we have many problems: The picking target of 120 is too high, and it‘s raining verbal … Continue reading Amazon workers in Hemel Hempstead and Amazon Flex workers: Let‘s learn from the struggles of our colleagues in Italy, Germany and Poland!

Invitation to the Transnational Amazon Workers‘ Meeting in Leipzig (Germany), January 26-28, 2018

Amazon workers from France, Germany and Poland want to invite all workers at Amazon to the next international meeting in Leipzig (Germany), January 26-28, 2018. It is open to all workers regardless of union labels and nationality. The meeting in Leipzig continues the international exchange of Amazon warehouse workers on our everyday survival and resistance … Continue reading Invitation to the Transnational Amazon Workers‘ Meeting in Leipzig (Germany), January 26-28, 2018

Final Statement of the April 2017 cross-border meeting

Final Statement of the cross-border meeting of Amazon workers in Poznań, April 21–23, 2017 Amazon still does everything to make its employees in warehouses and delivery centers work under conditions which make them sick and wear them out within a few years. In Poland in 2016, the restrictive labour law prevented a strike at Amazon that … Continue reading Final Statement of the April 2017 cross-border meeting

International meeting of Amazon workers – February 2016

18-21 February 2016 in Berlin Dear workmates! after the successful meeting in Poznan (Poland) last September, Amazon workers from Poland and Germany are inviting to the meeting and exchange - this time in Berlin, 18-21 February 2016. In Germany, workers' struggle at Amazon has gained momentum again over the last weeks and months. Dozens of … Continue reading International meeting of Amazon workers – February 2016

Final Statement

International Amazon Workers’ Meeting Poznan, September 11–13, 2015 We – Amazon workers from Poland and Germany plus supporters – met for three days in Poznan. This is the second such meeting after one we held in Bad Hersfeld in Spring this year. The meetings are organized by the participating Amazon workers themselves, independent from the … Continue reading Final Statement

International Amazon Workers Meeting

11-13 September in Poznań Hi there workmates! Amazon Workers from Poland and Germany are inviting to a meeting and debate about workers' anger, workplace struggles and organising. Ever since Amazon opened its first German Fulfillment Center (FC) in Bad Hersfeld in 1999 management have been threatening to shut down the plant. In the meantime however it has opened … Continue reading International Amazon Workers Meeting

Que la tierra le sea leve a nuestro camarada Christian

El 11 de diciembre nuestro camarada e insustituible amigo, Christian Krähling, ha fallecido. Christian había trabajado en Amazon en Bad Hersfeld desde 2009. Fue el cofundador de la Internacional de Trabajadores de Amazon (AWI), miembro del comité de empresa en su almacén, militante, gran compositor y dedicado agitador de base. La historia de AWI comenzó … Continue reading Que la tierra le sea leve a nuestro camarada Christian

Für Christian Krähling

Am 10. Dezember 2020 ist unser Genosse und unersetzlicher Freund Christian Krähling verstorben. Christian arbeitete seit 2009 bei Amazon in Bad Hersfeld. Er war der Mitbegründer der Amazon Workers International (AWI), Mitglied des Amazon-Betriebsrats in seinem Lager, ein Kämpfer, ein großartiger Liedermacher und ein engagierter Unruhestifter an der Basis. Die Geschichte der AWI begann im Frühjahr 2015, als Christian das erste Treffen zwischen … Continue reading Für Christian Krähling

Lettre ouverte à Jeff Bezos et Stefano Perego

Lutte contre la pandémie au sein d’Amazon Le 30 avril 2020 A l’attention de Jeff Bezos et Stefano Perego : Amazon Workers International est une coalition transnationale d’employés des entrepôts d’ Amazon de différentes organisations et pays, dont l’Allemagne, la Pologne, l’Espagne, la France, la Slovaquie et les États-Unis. Nous nous réunissons régulièrement depuis 2015 … Continue reading Lettre ouverte à Jeff Bezos et Stefano Perego

List otwarty do Jeffa Bezosa i Stefano Perego

W sprawie pandemii w Amazon 30 kwietnia 2020 r. Jeff Bezos i Stefano Perego: Amazon Workers International jest międzynarodową koalicją pracowników i pracownic magazynów Amazon z różnych organizacji zakładowych i różnych krajów, w tym z Niemiec, Polski, Hiszpanii, Francji, Słowacji i Stanów Zjednoczonych. Koalicja od 2015 r. spotyka się regularnie w celu wymiany informacji oraz … Continue reading List otwarty do Jeffa Bezosa i Stefano Perego

Offener Brief an Jeff Bezos und Stefano Perego

Die Pandemie bei Amazon 30. April 2020 Jeff Bezos und Stefano Perego: Amazon Workers International (AWI) ist ein grenzübergreifender Zusammenschluss von Amazon- Beschäftigten aus verschiedenen Gewerkschaften und Ländern, unter anderem aus Deutschland, Polen, Spanien, Frankreich, der Slowakei und den USA. Seit 2015 treffen wir uns regelmäßig, um Informationen auszutauschen und Aktionen wie „Safe Package“ zu … Continue reading Offener Brief an Jeff Bezos und Stefano Perego

Internacional de Trabajadorxs de Amazon: Declaración común

Mientras la pandemia del coronavirus ya ha matado a miles de personas y matará a muchas más, los centros de Amazon siguen funcionando las 24/7. Los gobiernos ordenan el distanciamiento social, pero al mismo tiempo obligan a los trabajadores a seguir trabajando. Los paquetes de Amazon fluyen a través de ciudades que, debido a la … Continue reading Internacional de Trabajadorxs de Amazon: Declaración común