Tag: Amazon

Four healthcare workers, including co-author of this article Mike Pappas, stand in scrubs and masks in front of an Amazon warehouse holding signs in support of better wages and safer working conditions for Amazon workers.

What Billionaire Space Flights Mean to Healthcare Workers

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage around the globe and climate disaster is destroying the planet, billionaires are taking joyrides to space. Two healthcare workers who worked throughout the pandemic respond.

Jeff Bezos Is Going into Space. Fingers Crossed He Won’t Come Back

If Bezos, Musk and Co. want to go “off Earth,” then let them. Our task is to ensure that at some point, when they come back, they’ll find the completely irrational, exploitative system of capitalism on which their obscene wealth was based has been dismantled and replaced with a socialist society.

Amazon’s Tent of Lies

Amazon’s ballot-collection tent is straight out of the union-busting playbook.

Postmortem on Bessemer Amazon Defeat

Labor historian Michael Goldfield, author of The Southern Key, offers his analysis of why the Amazon warehouse union drive in Bessemer, Alabama was unsuccessful and how similar outcomes can be avoided in the future.

Four healthcare workers, including co-author of this article Mike Pappas, stand in scrubs and masks in front of an Amazon warehouse holding signs in support of better wages and safer working conditions for Amazon workers.

What Billionaire Space Flights Mean to Healthcare Workers

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage around the globe and climate disaster is destroying the planet, billionaires are taking joyrides to space. Two healthcare workers who worked throughout the pandemic respond.

Jeff Bezos Is Going into Space. Fingers Crossed He Won’t Come Back

If Bezos, Musk and Co. want to go “off Earth,” then let them. Our task is to ensure that at some point, when they come back, they’ll find the completely irrational, exploitative system of capitalism on which their obscene wealth was based has been dismantled and replaced with a socialist society.

Upcoming Panel: Robin D. G. Kelly, A Bessemer Amazon Worker and Others Speak About Black Struggle and Unions

Sign up to receive the Zoom link for the event.  Over the past month, all eyes have been on Bessemer, Alabama as 5,800 workers at an Amazon distribution facility cast votes on whether or not to unionize with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Inspired by last year’s Black Lives Matter movement, a predominantly Black workforce in a predominantly Black town in the South took on one of the biggest companies in the world in a unionization drive that could give new life to the labor movement in the United States. After an epic anti-union campaign by Amazon,

Amazon’s Tent of Lies

Amazon’s ballot-collection tent is straight out of the union-busting playbook.

Postmortem on Bessemer Amazon Defeat

Labor historian Michael Goldfield, author of The Southern Key, offers his analysis of why the Amazon warehouse union drive in Bessemer, Alabama was unsuccessful and how similar outcomes can be avoided in the future.