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May 18, 2020, 3:08 p.m.
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Boycott Bezos

Fired Amazon Designer: I Was Punished For Uniting Tech and Warehouse Workers

Maren Costa lifts lid on the ‘toxicity’ that prompted Vancouver-based VP to resign.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/05/18/Fired-Amazon-Designer-Punished/

Oct. 2, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-says-over-19-000-of-its-employees-have-caught-covid-19-11601588757

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Nov. 27, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
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https://youtu.be/e5kV2_PLeZ0

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Feb. 23, 2021, 5:20 p.m.
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https://inequality.org/great-divide/danny-glover-alabama-amazon-workers/

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Feb. 23, 2021, 5:35 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

https://inequality.org/great-divide/danny-glover-alabama-amazon-workers/

Good on him. Americans need more like him.

March 30, 2021, 11:06 p.m.
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https://inthesetimes.com/article/amazon-fulfillment-alec-macgillis-review-alabama-union-inequality

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

April 4, 2021, 2:38 p.m.
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https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7amyn/amazon-denies-workers-pee-in-bottles-here-are-the-pee-bottles

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

April 4, 2021, 3:42 p.m.
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How much money does Bezos need? He could pay his workers a living wage and still have enough money for himself.

April 4, 2021, 4:22 p.m.
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I was under the impression that the pay is fairly average but they suck to work for. 

Either way, I haven't bought anything from them in years. I'm still paying for prime for the streaming but it's pretty shit with all the premium content sprinkled into the main menu.

April 4, 2021, 4:36 p.m.
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I think they were shamed into paying $15 fairly recently but working conditions, especially inside, are simply medieval.

April 5, 2021, 8:47 a.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

How much money does Bezos need? He could pay his workers a living wage and still have enough money for himself.

Greed isn't rational.

April 6, 2021, 8:34 p.m.
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Posted by: meloroast

Posted by: Stuminator

How much money does Bezos need? He could pay his workers a living wage and still have enough money for himself.

Greed isn't rational.

I agree. For those kind of cats, it's never enough money.

April 8, 2021, 11:04 p.m.
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meh....

According to RWDSU, a total of 3,215 ballots were received from Amazon's Bessemer workers. NPR reports that as of Thursday evening, the unofficial vote count stood at 1,100 against unionizing and 463 in favor. 

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/08/985498425/amazon-union-election-no-votes-outnumber-yes-votes-at-end-of-1st-day-of-counting

April 9, 2021, 4:14 a.m.
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Amazon’s anti union scare tactics seem to be working. Shame.

Nov. 28, 2021, 12:25 p.m.
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It's easy to see how Amazon is able to provide its products so cheaply and undercut its brick-and-mortar competitors when it doesn't need to play by the same rules.

Shops that once provided society with tax revenues to pay for education and health care have been replaced by a global behemoth that in 2018 had revenues of $233 billion and a market value approaching $1 trillion and yet paid no federal income taxes and actually got a tax refund of $129 million.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/11/28/how-amazon-fueling-climate-crisis

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