On April 17 -- the day tax returns are due -- activists around the nation protested corporations for not paying their fair share in taxes.
Seattle-based Amazon was among them. The online retailer paid an effective federal income tax rate of only 5.5 percent, instead of the corporate tax rate of 35 percent, according to organizers with Working Washington, a group affiliated with the labor union Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
To emphasize their point that Amazon is taking more than it deserves, Working Washington held a pie-eating contest in Westlake Park and marched to the company's South Lake Union headquarters, slices in hand, to "occu-pie" it.
The online retail giant also got a pie in the face on its website. Unhappy "customers" wrote a slew of tongue-in-cheek "reviews" of a pie-cutter sold on Amazon.
Several reviews suggested the cutter, which has six slots to create equal-sized pieces, could teach Amazon a lesson in fairness.
But another declared the product "Hard to use. I found it left a huge slice for the one percent and a tiny, tiny segment for the 99 percent."