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Behandeln Sie die Amazon-Mitarbeiter/innen fair!

Stimmen Sie Tarifverhandlungen endlich zu! Mein Name ist Christian Krähling aus Borken (Hessen). Ich bin 36 Jahre alt, habe zwei Kinder im Alter von 2 und 5 Jahren und arbeite seit 2009 bei Amazon in Bad Hersfeld. Ich habe dort als Weihnachtsaushilfe im Weihnachtsgeschäft in der Abteilung Stow (Wareneinlagerung) angefangen. Mittlerweile arbeite ich als Escalation Specialist (Bearbeitung von Kundenanfragen bezüglich der Qualität der Artikel und der Auslieferung). Obwohl die Arbeit manchmal stressig werden kann, arbeite ich gerne bei Amazon. Meine Kolleg/innen und ich setzen jeden Tag alles daran, die Wünsche der Kunden zu erfüllen. Auf unsere Leistung sind wir stolz! Der Job bei Amazon ist hart. Viele KollegInnen sagen, sie fühlen sich dabei als Teil einer Maschine. Entsprechend hoch ist die Krankenquote (an manchen Tagen teilweise bis zu 20 % und darüber). Muskel- und Skeletterkrankungen  und psychische Erkrankungen sind dabei vorherrschend. Amazon arbeitet nach dem Prinzip „Standard Work“, d. h. alle Arbeitsprozesse werden nach bestimmten Regeln und an jedem Standort gleich durchgeführt. Das System nimmt dabei keine Rücksicht auf die Unterschiede unter den Menschen (d. h. z. B. ein kleinerer Mensch arbeitet an einem Tisch, der für ihn eigentlich nicht geeignet ist oder ein älterer Kollege muss genauso viel kommissionieren wie ein jüngerer usw.) Viele Kolleg/innen haben innerlich gekündigt. Ein großer Teil der deutschlandweit bei Amazon beschäftigten Kolleg/innen wird nur befristet eingestellt, viele bis zu zwei Jahren – und nicht, wie die Geschäftsleitung sagt nur zu Saisonzeiten. Doch wer befristet ist, kann sein Leben nicht planen. Jeder unserer Arbeitsschritte wird überwacht. Jeder soll möglichst über dem Durchschnitt liegen, doch das ist mathematisch unmöglich! Gerade für die befristeten Kolleg/innen ist der Leistungsdruck hoch. Unsere Pausenwege sind lang. Unsere Vorgesetzten behandeln uns oft respektlos. Amazon macht in Deutschland einen Umsatz von über 7 Mrd. EUR, aber zahlt so gut wie keine Steuern. Gleichzeitig hat Amazon für die Errichtung seiner Versandzentren Millionen an Subventionen aus der öffentlichen Hand bekommen. Ich fordere Amazon auf, uns Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter zu respektieren und Verhandlungen auf Augenhöhe mit uns zu führen. Ziel dieser Verhandlungen ist der Abschluss eines Tarifvertrages. Für unsere gute Leistung haben wir das Recht verdient, bei unseren Arbeitsbedingungen mit zu bestimmen. Wir wollen keine Almosen und stellen auch keine übertriebenen Forderungen. Denn anders als viele denken, wendet Amazon überhaupt keinen Tarif an. Einen echten Tarifvertrag haben wir nicht. Meine Amazon Kolleginnen und ich stehen damit dem weltgrößten Onlineversandhändler schutzlos gegenüber. Regelmäßige Lohnerhöhungen, Urlaubsansprüche, Weihnachts- und Urlaubsgeld, entsprechende Zuschläge mehr Urlaubstage und eine Begrenzung der Befristungen auf ein vernünftiges Maß - das alles würde uns ein Tarifvertrag garantieren! Amazon bezeichnet sich selbst als der größte Online-Händler der Welt. Daher verlangen wir der Branche entsprechend entlohnt zu werden. Die Kolleg/innen anderer Versandhändler, wie z. B. Otto haben längst einen Tarifvertrag - und zwar den für den Versandhandel! Wir treten dafür ein, dass der Wettbewerb in unserer Branche nicht über die Löhne der Kolleg/innen geführt wird. In den Jahren von 2005-2010 gab es bei Amazon für die lohnabhängig Beschäftigten keine Lohnerhöhungen obwohl wir ein riesiges Umsatzwachstum zu verbuchen hatten. Das hat uns gezeigt, dass wir uns nicht auf die Gutmütigkeit der Geschäftsleitung verlassen können, sondern dass wir die stetige Verbesserung unserer Arbeitsbedingungen nur durch verbindliche Verträge, ausgehandelt auf Augenhöhe und akzeptabel für beide Seiten, erreichen können. Die Geschäftsleitung von Amazon lehnt Verhandlungen jedoch kategorisch ab, obwohl wir mehrfach Kompromissbereitschaft gezeigt haben. Unsere ehrenamtlichen gewerkschaftlichen Vertreter, die Vertrauensleute und unsere Tarifkommission - demokratisch gewählt von den organisierten Kolleg/innen - werden von unserer Geschäftsleitung nicht als Gesprächspartner akzeptiert. Man möchte uns die Arbeitsbedingungen lieber weiterhin von oben herab diktitieren. Ich bin der Meinung, dass ein großer und erfolgreicher Arbeitgeber wie Amazon uns Mitarbeiter respektieren und mit uns auf Augenhöhe verhandeln sollte. Daher unsere Forderung: Lieber Jeff Bezos (Firmengründer, USA), liebe Amazon Geschäftsleitung in Deutschland! Fair heisst heisst Tarifbindung! Respektiert uns Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter und sichert endlich die Arbeits- und Einkommensbedingungen verbindlich über einen Tarifvertrag ab! Akzeptiert das in Deutschland herrschende System der Mitbestimmung! Nur so kann Amazon in Deutschland weiterhin Erfolg haben!

Christian Krähling
73,031 supporters
Petitioning Jeff Bezos

Tell Amazon--"Don't profit from hate speech!"

Simon and Schuster have, through their imprint Threshold, signed a $250,000 book deal with Milo Yiannopoulos, former Twitter abuser and current editor at the notorious alt-right news platform Breitbart. The response from concerned citizens was immediate, but muddled. While reviewers and bookstores have promised to ignore anything published by S&S, that takes little away from Yiannopoulos while potentially causing a lot of harm to authors with voices we actually need to hear, and with messages that aren't about hate and division. The only way to let S&S know for sure that the problem is with Yiannopoulos and their tacit support of his racist, hateful ideas is to directly affect them via HIS book, as opposed to the entire stable of S&S titles.  And so we call upon Amazon, the "world's largest bookstore" to use its clout and exercise its ability to make a moral choice: to promise not to carry Yiannopoulos' work (this book or any other) in print or electronic form. Amazon has the opportunity to stand up and say "we choose not to profit by selling hate" and, in so doing make a dramatic statement about ethics in general and about who they are as a company specifically. 

Stephen Hungerford
16,324 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Jeff Bezos

Tell Amazon to Stop Supporting Fur Industry

Stand with me and call on Amazon.com owner, Jeff Bezos, to stop supporting the fur industry by removing the sale of all animal fur products on Amazon.com. What if you spent your whole life locked in a wire cage only to be electrocuted or gassed and then skinned for your fur? What if you spent the last moments of your life with a steel trap latched on your leg while you struggled, starved, and dehydrated until a trapper came to skin you? This is the horrific suffering that all animals go through when they become subjected to the fur industry either by means of trapping or being tortured and imprisoned in fur farms. When companies sell animal fur, and animal fur products, they are supporting and funding the fur industry to continue enslaving and abusing so many beautiful creatures. As human beings, we need to be the voice for animals who cannot tell people to stop hurting them and subjecting them for profit. We can be the change and we need to make change happen now. Please sign this petition to stop major companies like Amazon.com from supporting the cruel and barbaric practices of the fur industry.

Jeffrey Newsome
14,717 supporters
Petitioning Jeff , Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO remove 'Slicey The Pig' toy. Animals are not objects but sentient beings.

PETITION UPDATE. Amazon is not global respectable retailer. This product is offensive and shows a lack of respect for animals and that Amazon supports and promotes animal cruelty. THE CEO Jeff Bezos has now twice refused to remove the product from from Amazon despite this petition.  'Slicey The Pig' sends out a wrong message that animals are objects and have no desires to live and are here for human use as products. Slicey The Pig thing is in profoundly bad taste as well seriously tainting the image of Amazon as a "respectable" retailer, just like selling steel-jaw leg hold traps. What are you thinking Amazon? This shows lack of respect. Animal need our respect\love and are not here for our gratification to inflict suffering and pain. This product teaches children and adults alike that it is acceptable to accept animal suffering. Products like these only promote distaste and teaches that we are not compassionate and sustainable people when it comes to animals. Please sign this petition to show that animals are not products. This product shows the extent of their brutality\victimization to the extent they are not victims. It shows they don’t have moral sentient value and they don’t matter. This product shows that animals are here for human benefit and that they are commodities like TV sets, phones etc. Animals appear different from us but at the end of the day this does not make them any less than us as we all bleed and suffer and fear. If this was a human depicted it would at once show a lack of respect hence this product is speciest. The Amazon CEO has refused to remove these disgusting product from it's site. After emailing him twice their executive relations team have not given any reason whatsoever ever other than its will remain on the site. A justification was asked twice but no response and they have decided not to pursue this any further while they clearly know they are promoting animal abuse. Please feel free to review the products at below UK SITEhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=slicey+the+pig&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aslicey+the+pig INTERNATIONALhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_10/144-6946967-7523526?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=slicey+the+pig&sprefix=slicey+the%2Caps%2C303&crid=14VS2V67UIXE1 Also feel free to drop Jeff polite correspondence. GLOBAL CEOjeff@amazon.com UK CEODoug Gurrdgurr@amazon.com Created By: Javid Ahmed With helped and support Animal Freedom Fighter Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/animalfreedomfighter/

Javid Ahmed
13,541 supporters
Petitioning Jeff Bezos

Eliminate Amazon Advertising From Breitbart.com

Breitbart.com is notorious for its racist, misogynistic, hateful propaganda hiding under a thin veil of a 'news' site. One of many examples of the misogyny was exposed in a 2011 radio interview when Stephen Bannon (a Breitbart executive and current president-elect's chief strategist/senior counselor) made the following statement: "...That’s why there are some unintended consequences of the women’s liberation movement. That, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane, and that’s why they hate these women...”  Kellogg's has pulled their advertisement from Breitbart.com because the site "does not align with their values." It is hope that Amazon will be willing to make the same stand that Kellogg's and other advertisers have taken, turning away from a website that incites divisiveness and hate for no other purpose than to line their own pockets. Thank you.

Nell Walton
8,978 supporters
Petitioning Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com should accept Bitcoin and Litecoin cryptocurrency as payment methods ASAP

Amazon should show continued leadership in innovation by eagerly accepting two of the most trusted and proven cryptocurrencies in existence: Bitcoin and Litecoin.  Acceptance and intelligent integration of these efficient and groundbreaking payment methods will lead to more streamlined commerce and an improvement in the purchasing experience for the many millions who shop Amazon. This logical expansion in the payment options for Amazon's customers would help to proactively modernize the purchasing process and ultimately improve quality of life by bringing together the most efficient distribution systems with the most efficient and convenient payment systems available. https://bitcoin.org https://litecoin.org  

Col. Neil Armstrong Sanders
6,792 supporters
Petitioning Amazon.com

We the Petitioners respectfully ask Amazon to make a responsible ethical decision and stop selling animal fur and animal body parts.

The fur industry – is a disgraceful global business where animals live in inexcusable, unforgivable conditions, they are tortured, electrocuted through the anus, gassed, bludgeoned, strangled, their throats cut or worse.

Linda Sue
5,891 supporters
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Petitioning Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com

Amazon Fire Transphobic Jeremy Clarkson

In what could only be described as a nightmare former Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson sought out parents of a transgender girl at a birthday party where he was a guest and proceeded to assail them with a transphobic rant. It is not known if the transgender girl was present but the friends who invited him said they were shocked. According to News Au.com Clarkson wanted to tell the parents that they were "free to live a lunatic life" but they shouldn't "be allowed to poison the mind of a child." Clarkson said as far as he was concerned, transgender people were “only found on the internet or in the seedier bits of Bangkok”. “They were called ladyboys, and in my mind, they were nothing more than the punchline in a stag night anecdote,” he wrote in the piece. Fresh from being fired from Top Gear after allegedly assaulting a producer, Jeremy Clarkson has just begun filming at Amazon Prime doing a car show which will be available online in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. Amazon which just begun overcoming a transphobic past has now earned a corporate rating of 85% by HRC while expanding their operations presumably in a bid to attract the best talent. Employing Clarkson is contrary to Amazon's own Corporate smile policy. We are outraged about Jeremy Clarkson's inexcusable behaviour and are curious if Amazon wants such a man to damage their hard earned reputation and position in the marketplace. Jeremy Clarkson goes to great lengths to make a point that he lives without concern for others rendering him basically irredeemable.We implore Amazon to fire Jeremy Clarkson .

Planet Transgender
4,650 supporters
Petitioning Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com

Allow incentivized reviews and 3rd-Party Review Sites on Amazon.com

On October 3rd, 2016 Amazon.com changed its Community Guidelines to no longer allow reviews in exchange for discounted or free items, instead focusing on their own Amazon Vine Program. This creates a monopoly in product reviewing and allows Amazon to instead force reviews on items they can garner higher profit margins from. In addition, it effectively shuts down third-party websites that helped put sellers in contact with people able to write reviews of their products. Amazon's reason for changing their policies would seem to be in an effort to reduce biased 5-star review ratings on products that normally should not receive 5-star reviews, however, they could have simply changed their Community Guidelines to ban sellers from asking for 5-star reviews. With the direct focus on their own Amazon Vine Program, it would suggest that they have the intention of manipulating reviews in favor of products that provide them with a higher profit margin, or from companies that pay them for reviews instead of giving all sellers an equal opportunity. We ask for the following to be done: Allow sellers to provide products for free, or at discounted rates in exchange for honest reviews Allow the use of third-party websites that facilitate the exchange of product discount codes for honest reviews Institute a ban on sellers specifically asking for positive or 5-star reviews in exchange for free or discounted products We demand that the policy be changed to reflect the terms outlined above, or we will stop using Amazon.com as our online retailer, and/or for our online shopping.

Steven Cockayne
3,727 supporters
Petitioning Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com

Amazon.com: Please start accepting the Ethereum cryptocurrency (Ether) for payments!

Like many online retailers, Amazon.com currently only allows us to use existing fiat currencies for payments. This is bad both for consumers (you and I) and for Amazon.com for a number of reasons described below. To fix these issues, Amazon.com should lead e-commerce merchants by embracing the use of the Ethereum (https://www.ethereum.org/) crypto-currency for payments! Ethereum is better for consumers and Amazon.com because.... Lower fees. Amazon.com doesn't charge an extra processing fee, but with credit/debit card fees ranging up to 3.5%, they certainly have those fees baked into costs. Since Ethereum is decentralized and doesn't require a bank or government to process transactions, there are no middle man fees. This results in savings for both Amazon.com and consumers! MUCH more secure. Credit cards are notoriously insecure. With one card-issuing bank keeping track of all transactions, there's a single point of failure for a  hacker to attack and steal your information and money. With Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, that transaction record is distributed between millions of computer systems. Even if one is hacked, the other records are still there (and end up overwriting the hacked version), making transactions MUCH more secure and virtually eliminating charge-backs. Consumers control their money. Why trust a 3rd party to keep track of your transactions when you don't have to? While some fiat currencies are stable and you may trust your bank or government to control those, others are not. In many countries consumers must convert their local currency to another (incurring additional fees, losses due to exchange rates, etc). Ethereum is easy to access and hold onto, and works the same (and at the same value) everywhere. And the consumer stays in control of their money. Smarter transactions. While standard fiat currencies only convey a transfer of value, Ethereum allows for smart contracts, ensuring consumers receive the value that's paid for. Credit card processes like pre-authorizing a card and only settling that transaction when the product is shipped is messy. With Ethereum a transaction can have smart terms to only complete after the product is shipped, or if the product fits, or any other number of possibilities.  Privacy included. Current e-commerce fiat currency payment methods require the collection of consumer information to help fight fraudulent transactions. With Ethereum, transactions can not be faked or reversed, so there's no need for personal consumer information to complete the transaction. Why Ethereum vs other cryptocurrencies? Ethereum has built-in support for smart contracts (#4 above), increased privacy, faster growth in usage and value, and faster transactions vs Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It's the right choice. Amazon.com: I love shopping on your site. You're consistently focused on a great user experience and service for your customers. Please continue that focus and let us start using Ethereum for payments to benefit everyone involved!  

Alex Linebrink
3,184 supporters