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!
Amazon can afford to pay, but only will if we make it.
Stand with the writers on strike to Make Amazon Pay. Sign now to demand Amazon pay its writers a fair share:
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The Make Amazon Pay campaign brings together over 80 organisations working towards labour, tax, climate, data and racial justice, and over 400 parliamentarians and tens of thousands of supporters from across the world. Since 2020, we have organised four global days of action — each time growing our planetary movement to stop Amazon squeezing workers, communities and the planet.
Watch the videos from our past global days of actions here:
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