• Meijer announced a new partnership with Uber Technologies "to offer on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery to customers" in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
According to the announcement, "Beginning this week and continuing through the winter, nearly 250 Meijer locations will be available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. This upcoming holiday season, customers will be able to order their favorite Meijer must-haves, from fresh and frozen turkeys to baked goods, produce and more, delivered on-demand, right to their doorsteps. Meijer locations will be featured stores throughout the Uber Eats app this season and will be included in Uber's Holiday Shop—a one-tap destination for holiday essentials."
• From CNBC:
"Hundreds of Amazon workers will go on strike, Britain’s GMB union said Friday, marking a first for the company’s employees in the U.K.
"Employees at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse in central England voted Friday to go on strike, with the walkout likely to happen in January 2023. Roughly 1,000 people work at the Coventry facility.
"The workers are unhappy with a pay increase of 3%, or 50 pence per hour, Amazon introduced in the summer, which they say fails to match the rising cost of living. They want Amazon to pay a minimum of £15 an hour.
"Inflation has soared due to increased energy costs and supply chain disruptions, with consumer prices currently at a 41-year high. The Bank of England hiked interest rates on Thursday in an effort to slow inflation.
"Though Amazon workers in the U.K. have previously stopped working in August and on Black Friday in November in protest over the summer pay increase, these were spontaneous, unsanctioned withdrawals of labor. This will be the first legally mandated strike to take place in the U.K." to hit Amazon.
• From Bloomberg:
"German labor union Verdi called on Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers to go on strike across the country during the holiday season, seeking to press the company for higher pay and to join collective bargaining agreements … Verdi called on Amazon employees at Bad Hersfeld, Dortmund, Graben near Augsburg, Koblenz, Leipzig, Rheinberg and Werne to join the strikes."
According to the story, "The timing and location of individual walkouts won’t be announced in advance, the union said in a statement on Sunday. Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment."