Story: It should be all smiles for Amazon today as it announced its Cyber Monday deals while enjoying one of the busiest shopping days of the year, but Black Friday 2017 turned ugly for Amazon as workers in Germany and Italy went on strike.

According the Associated Press, more than 2,500 workers from the Ver.di union were on strike at Amazon facilities in Germany. Workers, according to the AP, have been arguing for higher wages since 2013.

Amazon workers in Italy are also striking on Black Friday. “BlackFriday ? No!! Today is StrikeFriday to castelsangiovanni be AmazonItalia . At stake is the sacrosanct #avoratori ' request to have a supplementary Business contratto, with more wages and more attention to the health of workers,”  one tweet (translated) said.

 

 

“The strikes will not affect us keeping our word to our customers, as the overwhelming majority of our workers are continuing their normal work," Amazon told the AP about the Black Friday strikes.

According to TechCrunch Germany produced more than $14 billion in sales for Amazon in 2016, which makes it Amazon's second biggest market in the world. The U.S. generated $90 billion in revenue for Amazon last year.

Amazon Black Friday

As usual Black Friday for Amazon features a massive selection of Amazon devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, Fire HD, Kindle and more. Great deals on TVs, laptops, printers and toys are also available today. On Black Friday, Amazon also announced its massive Cyber Monday sale.  Alexa users can be on the lookout for early deals. According to Amazon, Voice Shopping can shop for its Cyber Monday 2017 deals starting at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday.

Amazon's Cyber Monday 2016 has a "record-breaking' 740 items sold per second, according the company, for a total of more than 64 million items ordered.

For a full list of Amazon Black Friday 2017 deals, click here.