Published: Wed, July 17, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Prime Day 2019: Amazon's bestselling headphones are over 50 percent off

Prime Day 2019: Amazon's bestselling headphones are over 50 percent off

"Amazon-the world's most valuable company-exploits workers, evades taxes, destroys the environment, undermines democracy, and creates tech that fuels police, the military, and ICE", tweeted the NY chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, asking users to boycott Prime Day.

"We provide great employment opportunities with excellent pay - ranging from $16.25-$20.80 an hour, and comprehensive benefits including health care, up to 20 weeks parental leave, paid education, promotional opportunities, and more", spokeswoman Brenda Alfred said.

On social media, labor rights advocates called on consumers to boycott Amazon during the Prime Day sales, along with Whole Foods, Kindle, Audible, Goodreads, and other subsidiaries of the $800 billion multinational corporation to show support for employees all over the world.

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German employees have gone on strike several times in recent years over low wages and poor working conditions similar to those in the United States.

Not an Amazon Prime member yet? Workers worry that change will increase the strain they're under. "The conditions our members work under at Amazon sites across the United Kingdom are appalling".

German political parties remain divided over von der Leyen's European Union candidacy
In her speech the president also announced that she would be prepared to extend Brexit, promoting heckles from the Brexit Party. Throughout much of the 1990s she took a break from her career to be a stay-at-home mum to care for the couple's seven children.

Prime Day 2019 started at midnight PT Monday and will continue through Tuesday, but it's only for Amazon Prime subscribers who pay the annual subscription cost: $119 (or $13 per month if you don't want to pay all at once).

Amazon's biggest sale of the year is underway.

Shakopee workers are expected to be joined by Amazon workers traveling from the company's headquarters in Seattle.

Solidarity between tech workers - those who write the software and manage the hardware that powers all of Amazon's services - warehouse workers and those targeted by the law enforcement and intelligence agencies that Amazon supports is critical at this moment.

According to a statement from the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, some Amazon employees are even traveling from Seattle - where the company is headquartered - to participate in the protest. They played recordings of children crying at a CBP detention facility and confronted Werner Vogels over Amazon's partnership with ICE, demanding "Cut your ties to ICE, Vogels, cut your ties to ICE".

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