Correction: Germany-Amazon storyNovember 29, 2013 @ 5:15 am
BERLIN (AP) - In a story Nov. 25 about a strike against Amazon.com in Germany, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the union ver.di represents about 2,000 Amazon employees in Leipzig and 3,300 in Bad Hersfeld.
The German news agency dpa reported that Amazon employs around 2,000 in Leipzig and more than 3,300 in Bad Hersfeld without saying how many were union members. Union spokeswoman Christiane Scheller said ver.di does not release membership figures as a matter of policy.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Amazon workers on strike in Germany
Amazon workers on strike in Germany; threaten more ahead of Christmas if no new wage agreement
BERLIN (AP) _ Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc. workers are staging a strike in Germany and the union says there will be more to come in the run-up to Christmas unless the online retailer raises wages.
The one-day warning strike Monday at Amazon's distribution centers in Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig were the latest of several as the ver.di union pushes for wage agreements similar to those governing retail and mail-order workers.
Amazon has already agreed to pay Christmas bonuses but ver.di says the concession isn't enough and it "is in Amazon's hands" whether there are more strikes.
Amazon says that its warehouses are logistics centers and employees are already paid on the upper end of what other workers in that industry earn.
Union spokeswoman Christiane Scheller said ver.di does not release membership figures as a matter of policy.
The German news agency dpa reported that Amazon employs around 2,000 workers in Leipzig and more than 3,300 in Bad Hersfeld without stipulating whether all are union members.
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