Tag: Jeff Bezos

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 Workers in Italy Stage 24-Hour Strike

As Amazon workers in Alabama fight for a union, workers in Italy disrupted Amazon operations across that country in a one-day strike yesterday to call attention to their horrendous working conditions as the company rakes in greater profits than ever.

Battlefield Bessemer

The unionization drive at Amazon in Alabama revives the Black labor tradition.
Amazon workers stand in high-visibility jackets getting ready to vote to join the union.

If You Marched in Black Lives Matter, Support Unionizing Amazon

Black Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama were inspired by last summer’s anti-racist uprising to fight for a union. They need active support and solidarity from every single person who fights for a world where Black Lives Matter.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds up a lot of cash.

Philanthropy: Tool of the Capitalist System

Jeff Bezos is stepping down from Amazon to “focus on his passions,” including philanthropy — which is little more than a way for the mega-rich to bolster their reputations as they try to obfuscate the fact that they are pillars of a system responsible for society’s ills.

May Day Action at Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island

On #MayDay dozens of nurses and other frontline workers came out to show solidarity for Amazon workers facing life-threatening working conditions during an action in front of the Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island . This demonstration was just one example of how workers facing common struggles can come together to show their power and amplify their shared demands as the working class. #PPEOverProfit #ProtectAmazonWorkers

Amazon Won’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, millions of workers are at risk of infection, layoffs, and lack of access to health care. But certain sectors are profiting tremendously as a direct result of the crisis.

Nationwide Whole Foods Workers Strike: Our Lives Are Essential Too

Whole Foods workers are going on a nationwide strike today to protest the lack of security measures against the Coronavirus. It’s the first time there’s been a nationwide protest against the company since 1980 and the first since it was bought by 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 Workers in Italy Stage 24-Hour Strike

As Amazon workers in Alabama fight for a union, workers in Italy disrupted Amazon operations across that country in a one-day strike yesterday to call attention to their horrendous working conditions as the company rakes in greater profits than ever.

Battlefield Bessemer

The unionization drive at Amazon in Alabama revives the Black labor tradition.
Amazon workers stand in high-visibility jackets getting ready to vote to join the union.

If You Marched in Black Lives Matter, Support Unionizing Amazon

Black Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama were inspired by last summer’s anti-racist uprising to fight for a union. They need active support and solidarity from every single person who fights for a world where Black Lives Matter.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds up a lot of cash.

Philanthropy: Tool of the Capitalist System

Jeff Bezos is stepping down from Amazon to “focus on his passions,” including philanthropy — which is little more than a way for the mega-rich to bolster their reputations as they try to obfuscate the fact that they are pillars of a system responsible for society’s ills.

May Day Action at Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island

On #MayDay dozens of nurses and other frontline workers came out to show solidarity for Amazon workers facing life-threatening working conditions during an action in front of the Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island . This demonstration was just one example of how workers facing common struggles can come together to show their power and amplify their shared demands as the working class. #PPEOverProfit #ProtectAmazonWorkers

Amazon Won’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, millions of workers are at risk of infection, layoffs, and lack of access to health care. But certain sectors are profiting tremendously as a direct result of the crisis.

Nationwide Whole Foods Workers Strike: Our Lives Are Essential Too

Whole Foods workers are going on a nationwide strike today to protest the lack of security measures against the Coronavirus. It’s the first time there’s been a nationwide protest against the company since 1980 and the first since it was bought by Amazon.