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Amazon Is Dictating the Personal Hygiene of Contract Drivers including Fingernail Length
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Amazon is dictating the hygiene and monitoring the social media posts of drivers that it’s contracting from other small companies, new documents show. The policies are part of a litany of strict guidelines that recent reporting has found Amazon workers ...[Read more]
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We Need to Give the Workers a Fair Shot: Jane McAlevey on What Went Wrong in Amazon Union Vote
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Labor organizer and scholar Jane McAlevey says there were many warning signs that the historic Amazon union drive in Bessemer, Alabama, would fail. Workers at the Amazon warehouse voted overwhelmingly against forming a union after a months-long vote by ma ...[Read more]
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Corporations Like McDonald’s Don’t Believe Their Own Anti–Minimum Wage Talking Points
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Restaurant chains have told their investors that a minimum wage hike wouldn't be a big deal — even as their corporate lobbying groups in Washington fight plans for a $15 minimum wage. ...[Read more]
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‘She-Wees’ and Plastic Bags: Amazon’s Pee Scandal Is Much Worse for Women
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Last week, as part of a public relations attempt to combat negative media coverage amid a high-stakes union election at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, the company's official "Amazon News" Twitter account defended its working conditions. "You don’t real ...[Read more]
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Amazon Hired Koch-Backed Anti-Union Consultant to Fight Alabama Warehouse Organizing
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The head of the Center for Independent Employees is paid $3,200 per day to thwart what could become Amazon’s first unionized facility in the U.S. ...[Read more]
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Amazon drivers forced to deliver 200 parcels a day with no time for toilet breaks while earning less than minimum wage
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Drivers are being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation reveals today. I hopped in a white van to spend a day with one driver and experience first-hand the intolerable p ...[Read more]
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Amazon – at What Cost?
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It has been a year since workers at the largest Amazon warehouse in Dunfermline were found camping out in tents in the woods, unable to afford rising rents. Once again the Amazon warehouse is back in the news. ...[Read more]
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Amazon warehouse workers taken away by ambulances after collapsing due to exhaustion
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Amazon workers are so exhausted by long hours and relentless targets they are falling asleep on their feet, according to a new investigation. Employees reportedly had timed toilet breaks, a claim denied by the company. Some were made to do compulsory ov ...[Read more]
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Amazon launches a cloud service for US intelligence agencies
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Amazon Web Services on Monday introduced cloud service for the CIA and other members of the U.S. intelligence community. The launch of the so-called AWS Secret Region comes six years after AWS introduced GovCloud, its first data-center region for public-s ...[Read more]
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Smart Device Breaks Up Domestic Dispute By Calling the Police
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We a€™re gradually learning that smart home devices can be quite valuable for police. Following a recent case in which Amazon handed over data from its Echo device to police investigating a murder, a smart device called the police when a couple was alle ...[Read more]
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