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Thu May 27, 2021, 01:01 PM

Amazon workers are rising up around the world to say: Enough

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/26/amazon-workers-are-rising-up-around-the-world-to-say-enough


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"Amazon, the world’s most powerful corporation, is an iceberg. Users and consumers see its top: the shops, the streaming service, the packages. But below the surface lies an enormous infrastructure, stretching across continents, linking production, distribution and delivery. A complex transnational system, populated by workers around the world whose labor drives Amazon’s profits.

Its chief executive and founder, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, tries to conceal this system with the comfort and entertainment his services offer. The reason is equally clear and outrageous. From the factories where the products it sells are made, to the doorsteps where they are delivered, Amazon’s global infrastructure is held together by the exploitation of those who operate it.

Throughout Amazon’s supply chain, Bezos’s behemoth violates workers’ safety, dignity and privacy, putting them to work in worksites designed to squeeze as much labor out of them for as little money as possible."

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A well-researched article that doesn't rely just on anecdotal information. The movement for workers rights at Amazon is something that everyone who supports basic human rights can get behind.

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Response to Doc Sportello (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 01:03 PM

1. I avoid Amazon at all cost. Even if I have to go to search page 10 to find a nonA source.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Thu May 27, 2021, 01:08 PM

2. Good for you

Workers won't be treated fairly until pressure is put on this historically profitable company. Those who think the working class is doing fine with companies like Amazon taking over our economy are fooling themselves.

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Response to Doc Sportello (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 01:08 PM

3. Not now!

The yacht isn't ready yet!

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