Amazon is not just the marketplace. In recent years, the corporation has become a major player in the entertainment industry with Amazon Studios, Prime Video and Twitch.
But just like with its workers in warehouses or along the global supply chain, Amazon refuses to pay its writers a fair share.
That's why the writers organised in the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) are on strike right now.
Writer-producers have seen their median weekly pay drop 23 percent in real terms over the last decade. They are fed up with seeing corporate revenues soar while their pay is falling – and they are determined to defend writing as the profession it is.
That’s why the 11,500 WGA members who write and produce the TV and films that entertain audiences around the world have said enough is enough – and approved strike action with near unanimous support.
They are calling on Amazon and other studios to end the strike by giving writers a fair and equitable deal. And we should stand with them as they withhold their labour to Make Amazon Pay.
Together we can Make Amazon Pay its writers and all its workers!