Assembly Committee Investigating Amazon Workforce Practices

According to a letter sent by members to Andy Jassy, ​​Amazon’s CEO, the House Oversight and Reform Committee has launched an investigation into Amazon’s labor practices during severe weather events. “We are concerned about recent reports that Amazon may put the health and safety of its employees at risk, including by requiring them to work …

Review: In ‘I Accept the Terms’, It’s Raining Money From Amazon

‘Cause it’s a brainchild Builders Association — Written by one of its “core collaborators,” James Gibbs, and directed by its founder, Marianne Weems — genre leaks are not unexpected. Previous Builders, “alladeen” (a multimedia piece about Bangalore call centers) and “Elements of Oz” (a riff on the MGM movie musical featuring smartphone filters you show …

How Amazon Is Resisting Unions In The Two Upcoming Elections

In Staten Island, Amazon auditors often call them “training.” At an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, auditors vaguely refer to these as “meetings.” Amazon says they’re officially “small group meetings.” Whatever Amazon tells them, the company’s anti-union hearings for its employees this year have been part of an effort to fend off unions in two contentious …

Amazon Headquarters Plan in South Africa in Danger After Court

JOHANNESBURG — The plan to build the African headquarters for tech giant Amazon in Cape Town is in jeopardy after a judge on Friday ordered construction to be halted, arguing that the developers had not properly consulted with Indigenous South Africans. $300 million development Fueled a nasty feud within indigenous or First Nations communities As …

DC Suit Eliminated Accusing Amazon of Controlling Prices

A court on Friday dismissed what is thought to be the first government case in the United States to argue that Amazon violated antitrust laws. Judge Hiram E. Puig-Lugo of the Supreme Court for the District of Columbia granted Amazon’s motion to dismiss the case. last year’s complaint By district attorney Karl Racine, according to …

The NLRB sued Amazon over its labor practices at a Staten Island facility.

The National Labor Relations Board sued Amazon in federal court on Thursday, asking a judge to force the company to quickly fix what it calls “manifestly unfair labor practices” before workers at one of its Staten Island warehouses go to work. voting in a union election next week. The lawsuit, filed in New York’s Eastern …

Amazon Web Services Blocks New Registrations from Russia and Belarus

Amazon has quietly stopped customers in Russia and Belarus from opening new cloud computing accounts. According to an internal communication viewed by The New York Times, the policy change for Amazon Web Services began over the weekend, but Not made public until Tuesday. “Given the current events in Russia and the uncertainty and lack of …

Amazon Rainforest Approaching Critical Tipping Point, Study

Scientists added on Monday that the Amazon is losing its ability to recover from disturbances such as drought and land-use changes, adding that the rainforest is approaching a critical threshold where grassland will replace most of its rainforest, with major consequences for biodiversity and land use. climate change. The scientists said their research has not …

Amazon Can Survive Drought and Logging Less, Study Finds

Scientists added on Monday that the Amazon is losing its ability to recover from disturbances such as drought and land-use changes, adding that the rainforest is approaching a critical threshold where grassland will replace most of its rainforest, with major consequences for biodiversity and land use. climate change. The scientists said their research has not …

A Second Amazon Site on Staten Island Will Have a Union Election

The National Labor Relations Board approves a union election for the second time Amazon The Staten Island warehouse opens a new front in the growing challenges to the company’s workforce model. The agency reported to the company Wednesday that the new Amazon Labor Union in Staten Island had gathered enough signatures to prove sufficient interest …

Amazon plans to close more than 50 of its physical stores.

The company said Wednesday that it has closed more than 50 physical retail stores, including two dozen bookstores and more than 30 Amazon 4-Star stores selling general merchandise. The company’s more than 500 Whole Food Market stores and two dozen Amazon Fresh grocery stores will remain open. Company spokesperson Betsy Harden said in a statement …