Amazon and Starbucks workers strike over pay and working conditions on Black Friday.
Why it matters
The strikes on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days, highlight workers' dissatisfaction with pay and working conditions at major corporations.
What the papers say
The Independent emphasizes the scale of the strike and workers' dissatisfaction with their treatment, while BBC News focuses on the impact of the strike on customers. The New York Times provides a broader context of the unionized workers' demands and the company's response.
How we got here
The strikes are part of a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions, with workers demanding better treatment from their employers.
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Starbucks Corporation is an American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington. Amazon focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.
Workers United is an American and Canadian union which represents about 85,000 workers in the textile, commercial laundry, pharmaceutical, and gaming industries.
Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.