Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
It certainly is the best of times for Jeff Bezos, one of the richest people in the world:
His employees, however, are not doing as well:
Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Bad Hersfeld went on strike yesterday. Workers have been resisting ruthless exploitation and low wages at the online sales giant for years.
Around 1,000 workers in Bad Hersfeld work at FRA1, the oldest distribution center in Germany, and an additional 2,000-2,200 work at FRA3, which is located on the so-called Amazon Road. Around 100 striking workers gathered at the entrance in the early morning, and 40 departed by bus to Frankfurt to participate in a day of action by retail workers in the state of Hesse, organized by the Verdi trade union.
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Bezos thinks he is going to the moon. The rest of us are going direct the other way.