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Customers over Workers

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On May 9, 2019
This Amazon story says everything about power in America and the world: Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to tighten quality control standards on its marketplace following an investigation that determined dozens of children’s school supplies sold on the site had illegal levels of toxic metals, lead and cadmium. As part of the agreement hammered out with […]

Amazon and Unions

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On May 17, 2016

If Uber is proving fertile ground for labor organizing, for Amazon, it’s been a lot harder, thanks in no small part to an already revved-up anti-union campaign that includes managers openly lyin

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Job Sprawl

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On December 9, 2015
We spend a good bit of time talking about suburbia and the deleterious effects of housing sprawl here, but job sprawl is another issue worth noting. The building of large job facilities in the suburbs that force a different kind of commute can have real impacts on local communities that are largely negative. This blog […]

On Amazon

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On August 15, 2015

Above: Jeff Bezos, Sociopath Everyone is talking about the big Amazon story in the Times today. This should be an open thread for that. I don’t have a whole lot to add, as the story speaks for i

Amazon Stories

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On August 2, 2013

Hamiton Nolan continues his excellent labor reporting at Gawker by following up his Wal-Mart stories piece with Amazon stories, collecting stories of what it is like to work at the company. These are

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