Solidarity from Seattle workers

On Dec. 16, when more than 1,000 workers at in Germany walked off the job to protest getting lower wages than other workers in comparable jobs, union activists rallied in solidarity outside the online retailer’s headquarters in Seattle. “What Amazon is doing is taking this American race-to-the-bottom roadshow to Germany and trying it out on our German brothers and sisters,” David Freiboth, executive secretary of the King County Labor Council, told AP on Dec. 16. Nancy Becker, a German worker in the Ver.di union supporting the workers, flew to Seattle “to support our American brothers and sisters … and to show the German workers that they’re not alone in their strike.” International union solidarity forever!