Jeff Bezos Abruptly Cuts Health Benefits For Part-Time Whole Foods Workers

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams. -

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday cut benefits for part-time workers at his grocery chain Whole Foods, drawing criticism from the left for a move that could leave thousands of people without [...]

Prince George’s County Residents Want To Halt Suspected Amazon Warehouse

By Dominique Maria Bonessi, Wamu.org -

When Briana Bostic moved to her developing Prince George’s County neighborhood last year, she was told that a shopping center, grocery store, library, and other amenities were going to be a part [...]

Surviving Amazon

By Sam Adler-Bell, Logicmag.io -

It is human to resist even when our resistance is barely registered by those in power. In her memoir of working in an Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany in 2010, Heike Geissler recalls these [...]

Journalist Who Took Job At Amazon: We Got 18 Minutes Total Break Time For 11.5 Hour Shift

By Sahid Fawaz, Labor411.org -

“I took a job in an Amazon fulfillment center in Indiana over a few weeks–along with a call center in North Carolina and a McDonald’s in San Francisco–to investigate the experience of low-wage [...]

Why It’s Prime Time To Boycott Amazon

By Valerie Vande Panne,  Independentmediainstitute.org -

Are you ready to divest from Amazon Prime? How about Whole Foods? If the idea makes you break into a nervous cold sweat, no worries. You don’t need to divest from either. Yet. That’s the idea [...]

6,000 Amazon Employees, Including A VP And Directors, Are Now Calling On Jeff Bezos To Stop Automating Oil Extraction

By Brian Merchant, Gizmodo.com -

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By [...]

Amazon’s Underbelly 3.0: Lobbying And Bribing To Secure Market Dominance

By Chris Paulis, Occupy.com -

Amazon has continued to expand its influence on policy and on government over the past decade. We laud Jeff Bezos as the richest man in the world and how he rose to the top by his own bootstraps. [...]

Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off The Job Over Speed-Up

By Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Labornotes.org -

After yet another speed-up in a workplace notorious for its lightning pace of work, workers at a Minnesota Amazon warehouse walked off the night shift for three hours. The March 7 walkout at [...]

Cries Of ‘Shame!’ Heard At Arlington County, Va. Hearing As Officials Approve $23M In Incentives For Amazon

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"You claim Arlington is a place for all, for immigrants, for equality, [and] clamor for the attention of a company that does the opposite." Anti-Amazon protesters in Arlington County, Virginia [...]

Without Amazon, New York Can Now Do Economic Development Right

By Isaiah J. Poole, Commondreams.org -

Now that activists in New York City successfully chased Amazon and its “HQ2” plan out of New York City, there is a new challenge: Can the organizers and elected leaders who successfully blocked [...]

Amazon Won’t Pay A Dime In Federal Taxes This Year

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

Amazon won’t pay a dime in federal taxes this year—just as it didn’t pay a dime in federal taxes the year before. According to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic [...]

Amazon’s Decision To Pull Out Of NYC Is A Massive Blow To Corporate Welfare

By David Dayen, Inthesetimes.com -

Amazon announced Thursday the company has canceled its bid to acquire nearly $3 billion in public dollars to locate a facility in New York City—the most substantial setback for corporate welfare [...]

Feeling Unwelcome, Amazon Ditches Plans For New York Hub

By Jonathan Allen and David Shepardson, Reuters.com -

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 [...]

Time For A Maximum Income: Jeff Bezos Has Enough

By Mark Engler, Dissentmagazine.org -

For Republican members of Congress and cable news pundits, a cap on the earnings of the super rich might sound like a dystopian nightmare. Yet, as author Sam Pizzigati argues in his new book, The [...]

“Alexa, Drop A Bomb”: Amazon Wants In On US Warfare

By Nick Mottern, Truthout.org -

Amazon is seeking to build a global “brain” for the Pentagon called JEDI, a weapon of unprecedented surveillance and killing power, a profoundly aggressive weapon that should not be allowed to be [...]

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