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Jeff Bezos says Amazon needs to do a better job for employees in final shareholder letter

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In his final letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday laid out a broad vision for the future of the company, committing to extend Amazon’s famous obsession over its customers to the same level of care for its......

Amazon is not the workplace we want for today’s workers or our children

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY I organized a congressional delegation to Bessemer, Alabama, last month to show solidarity with the Amazon warehouse workers organizing a union and view their working conditions firsthand. Amazon’s abusive employment practices have been widely reported, but it wasn’t......

Amazon will examine its employee review system after claims of racial bias

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Amazon headquarters sits virtually empty on March 10, 2020 in downtown Seattle, Washington. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon recommended all employees in its Seattle office to work from home, leaving much of downtown nearly void of people.......

Amazon aims to double U.S. Black employees in leadership this year

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo (Reuters) – Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was aiming to double the number of Black employees in senior leadership roles and hire 30% more Black people as corporate......

Google could match Amazon and Microsoft with virtual desktop tool, but keeps it for employees only

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next ’19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The conference brings together industry experts to discuss the future of......

Union Loss May Bring New Phase of Campaign Against Amazon

New York Times
“Everywhere they tried, they were defeated,’’ Nelson Lichtenstein, a labor historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, said of the unions. “Walmart would send teams to swamp the stores to work against a union. They are good at it.” As with Walmart, labor leaders believed it was critical to......

Failed Amazon union effort renews call for updated U.S. labor laws

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Danny Gonzalez makes deliveries for Amazon during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Anaheim, California, U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A failed attempt to unionize Amazon.com warehouse workers shows why Congress needs to pass proposed legislation to protect labor unions against......

Amazon Workers Appear to Defeat Union Drive at Alabama Warehouse

New York Times
Amazon appeared to beat back the most significant labor drive in its history on Friday, when an initial tally showed that workers at its giant warehouse in Alabama had voted decisively against forming a union. Workers cast at least 1,608 votes against a union, giving Amazon enough to defeat the......

Amazon Appears to Defeat Union Drive at Alabama Warehouse

New York Times
Amazon appeared to beat back the most significant labor drive in its history on Friday, when an initial tally showed that workers at its giant warehouse in Alabama had voted decisively against forming a union. Workers cast at least 1,608 votes against a union, giving Amazon enough to defeat the......

Amazon enters second day of vote counting in historic union election

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Amazon-sponsored billboard urging employees to return their unionization ballots is seen on March 28, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama. Elijah Nouvelage | Getty Images The National Labor Relations Board on Friday will resume counting ballots at 9:30 a.m. ET in......

Amazon leads in early counting of union election at Alabama warehouse

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Counting began on Thursday in the unionization vote for workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, the culmination of months of a hard-fought effort to organize one of the e-commerce giant’s U.S. facilities for the first time. As of early......

Amazon to open its first grocery stores on the East Coast

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Inside Amazon’s first Amazon Fresh grocery store in Los Angeles. Amazon Amazon is opening its first grocery stores on the East Coast, the company confirmed Thursday, in the latest sign of its efforts to upend traditional supermarkets. The company plans......

Amazon union drive in Alabama sees 55% voter turnout

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People protest in support of the unionizing efforts of the Alabama Amazon workers, in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2021. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters More than 3,200 ballots were cast in a high stakes union election at one of Amazon’s......

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