Amazon employees around the world plan to strike on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Make Amazon Pay, a coalition of workers and activists, is organizing Black Friday protests to demand the retail giant raise wages, pay more taxes and reduce its carbon footprint, according to its website. The strikes are expected to take place at factories, warehouses, data centers, corporate headquarters and oil refineries across the world, including sites in Minnesota, California, Boston and New York.

Make Amazon Pay has published a list of 25 demands on its website that include increasing wages and extending paid sick leave, union access to Amazon work sites, zero emissions pledge by 2030 and full payment of taxes by “ending tax abuse through profit shifting, loopholes and the use of tax havens, and ensuring full tax transparency.”

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Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel said in an emailed statement that while the company is not “perfect in any area”, the company takes its role and impact “very seriously” .

Nantel underscored the company’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2040; its “competitive salaries and benefits” with average starting salaries over $ 18 per hour, depending on location; and the company’s $ 1.7 billion federal income tax expenditure reported in 2020. The spokesperson added that Amazon is “inventing new ways” to keep employees safe and healthy .

Nantel did not say how the protests would affect vacation buyers.

The A trillion-dollar company and its founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos, have recently come under fire for a myriad of issues. The company faces a number of antitrust investigations from a number of entities, including regulators in the United States, Canada and the European Union, and is frequently accused of overworking its employees while offering inadequate wages. President Joe Biden and others have also criticized the amount of taxes paid by the company.

Bezos acknowledged in an April letter to shareholders that Amazon needs to “do a better job for our employees.”

Despite the setback, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has helped Bezos become the first person in history with a net worth exceeding $ 200 billion.

“The pandemic has revealed how Amazon puts profits before workers, society and our planet,” Make Amazon Pay said in a statement. “Amazon takes too much and returns too little.”

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