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Our Lives Are Worth More Than Their Profits

Going to work shouldn’t be a death sentence. Eight workers died and eight more are still missing at Mayfield Consumer Products, a candle factory in Kentucky. Six died at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois. Our lives are worth more than their profits.

Luigi Morris

December 14, 2021

Six Dead After Amazon Warehouse Proceeded With Business As Usual Amidst Tornado Threat

Six Amazon workers are dead after a warehouse collapsed when a devastating string of tornadoes ripped through six states. Amazon bosses at the warehouse knew of the threat and made no adjustments to standard procedure to keep workers safe.

Adnan Ahmed

December 12, 2021

Second Chance for Bessemer Amazon Workers as NLRB Orders Another Union Vote

The National Labor Relations Board has called for a new union vote at the Bessemer Amazon facility after Amazon engaged in illegal union busting.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 29, 2021

Amazon Workers in Staten Island Have Taken the First Step Toward a Union

After six months of organizing, Amazon workers in Staten Island have submitted a petition for a union election. Amazon is already fighting the request.

Luigi Morris

October 27, 2021

Workers at Amazon and Google Condemn “Project Nimbus” Contract with Israeli Military

This public action by tech workers follows an increasing number of coordinated actions in the sector to pressure Big Tech companies to cancel government contracts for surveillance technology.

Left Voice

October 13, 2021

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.

Mike Pappas

August 2, 2021

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.

James Plested

June 9, 2021

Tech Workers in the U.S. Speak Out at Their Workplaces in Solidarity with Palestine

For the first time, workers at three big tech companies based in the U.S. released open letters to management in solidarity with Palestinian struggle. Workers are also speaking out against the relationship between the tech industry and the Israeli government.

Rose Lemlich

May 28, 2021

There is No Substitute for the Rank and File: Thoughts on Amazon Unionization

The Bessemer Amazon union was defeated by an almost 2-1 margin. This wasn’t just due to tactical mistakes. It’s due to a top-down, bureaucratic union model. To take on Amazon’s colossal strength, there is no substitute for the power of a combative rank-and-file movement.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 17, 2021