Amazon UK workers strike for first time on Wednesday

The Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. 26 that Amazon workers in the U.K. went on strike for the first time on Wednesday, dragging the e-commerce giant into a wave of labor unrest sweeping the U.K. and other European economies. While Amazon said industrial action at a warehouse in Coventry, central England, had little impact on its overall operations, the strike here could signal further disruption in one of the company’s most important overseas markets. Union leaders have vowed to extend the strike to other Amazon facilities in the UK to resolve the pay dispute.