Less than two weeks before the start of Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales promotion is set to start, protestors rallied outside CEO Jeff Bezos’ Beverly Hills home to call for higher pay for Amazon warehouse workers and higher taxes on wealthy Americans.
Nearly a hundred protesters marched on Sunday, according to organizers of the rally. Former and current Amazon workers were joined by groups including United Teachers Los Angeles, Sunrise LA and Extinction Rebellion, which lobbies for action to combat climate change.
“The richest man in the world made $88 billion in the course of the pandemic. It’s time to fight back,” Chris Smalls, one of the protest’s leaders, told CBS MoneyWatch.
Smalls worked at an Amazon warehouse in New York City until March, when he organized a walkout and.
Protesters issued a series of demands, including