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Amazon workers protest in Washington on Black Friday

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WJLA; NO ACCESS WASHINGTON DC MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSWJLA - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WJLA; NO ACCESS WASHINGTON DC MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSWashington, DC - 25 November 20221. Wide of protesters outside Amazon Fresh store2. Amazon protester holding "Amazon Global Greed" sign3. Close-up of Amazon Fresh store sign4. Tilt-down from Amazon store sign to protesters ANNOTATION: "On Black Friday, protesters in Washington, DC joined activists overseas calling on Amazon to boost wages and improve working conditions."5. Close of speaker with microphone, other protestersANNOTATION: "The campaign is called "Make Amazon Pay." It has been organized in dozens of countries."6. Close up of Amazon protest sign7. Mid of speaker holding sign, other protesters8. Mid of Amazon Fresh store sign9. Wide of protesters outside Amazon Fresh store10. Close up of Amazon "Global Greed" signANNOTATION: Last week in response to a suit against Amazon, a judge ordered the company to stop retaliating against employees engaged in workplace activism.11. Close of "Make Amazon Pay" sign12. Close-up of Amazon Fresh sign outside store13. "Boycott Amazon" signSTORYLINE:Protesters gathered outside an Amazon Fresh store in Washington, DC on Black Friday to press for higher wagers and better working conditions at Amazon.Protesters held signs that read, "Make Amazon Pay" and "Amazon Global Greed." Activists in more than 30 countries have called for protests against the US-based company on the annual "Black Friday" discount campaign.The campaign "Make Amazon Pay" accuses Amazon of exploiting both the environment and its own employees and demands better pay and the conclusion of binding collective agreements.Overseas, work stoppages were planned at 10 of Amazon's 20 German warehouses and shipping centers, according to the union. Amazon said did not expect any impact on customers.Last week, a federal judge ordered Amazon to stop retaliating against employees engaged in workplace activism, issuing a mixed ruling that also hands a loss to the federal labor agency that sued the company earlier this year.The ruling came after the National Labor Relations Board sued Amazon and sought the reinstatement of a fired employee who was involved in organizing a company warehouse on Staten Island, New York.The judge ruled there was "reasonable cause" to believe Amazon committed an unfair labor practice by firing the worker. She issued a cease-and-desist order directing Amazon to not retaliate against employees involved in workplace activism. However, she denied the NLRB's request to reinstate the worker.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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