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Amazon's labor policies not well-received in Europe
- Amazon's (AMZN) opposition to unions, in particular, hasn't gone over well with continental politicians and labor groups.
- A figure at trade union Uni Global: "In Germany, the idea that warehouse workers are going to be getting opposition from an employer when it comes to the right to organize, that’s virtually unheard-of."
- Amazon argues unions will hurt the speed at which the company can embrace new technologies (such as Kiva's robots) and fulfillment processes.
- The complaints come amidst strikes by a portion of Amazon's German warehouse workers.
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