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Amazon

  1. work
    The Little-Known Policy Wreaking Havoc on Workers’ LivesOpaque corporate “points” systems penalize employees for medical emergencies and make it all but impossible for them to appeal.
  2. digital living
    How Serious Is Amazon About Stopping Fake Reviews?“The more money there is to be made, the more fraud we’re going to see concurrently with that growth.”
  3. business
    Dr. Bezos Will See You NowAmazon is jumping into the brick-and-mortar health-care business.
  4. profile
    What Will Chris Smalls Do Next?He did the impossible: Unionize an Amazon warehouse. Then the hard part began.
  5. organized labor
    Amazon Labor Union Loses Follow-up Election on Staten IslandWorkers at a sorting facility voted against joining the union a month after a historic win at the JFK8 warehouse.
  6. the group portrait
    Amazon Labor Union’s Next Big TestOrganizers are angling for a second historic victory.
  7. labor
    The Woke Corporation Is Dead. Good.Workers are showing that a benevolent dictator is still a dictator.
  8. amazon union
    Do Democrats Really Want Amazon’s Workers to Win?The party’s leadership class is hopelessly entangled with Jeff Bezos’s world-destroying retail giant.
  9. amazon
    First Amazon Warehouse Has Unionized in Staten IslandWorkers will be represented by the independent Amazon Labor Union.
  10. inequality
    Will Rotterdam Make Way for Jeff Bezos, Lord of the Seas?The billionaire and his oversize sailboat may be no match for a historic Dutch bridge.
  11. tornadoes
    Workers Describe Being Trapped by Bosses During Deadly Tornado OutbreakNBC News reports that candlemakers were denied requests to leave ahead of a storm. Meanwhile, Amazon reconsiders its no-phone policy for warehouses.
  12. business
    Amazon Workers Will Get Another Shot at UnionizingThere will be another election at the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse after the company was accused of breaking the law.
  13. business
    Can the Teamsters Organize Amazon?The question is dividing the union as it prepares for a future without a Hoffa.
  14. business
    One Giant Leap for InequalityJeff Bezos’s space joyride is a spectacle of grotesque wealth.
  15. better know a billionaire
    12 Weird and Utterly Fascinating Facts About Jeff BezosSome things to know as Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO and heads to space, featuring Lizzo, an ill-fated iguana, and his vision for space colonization.
  16. juneteenth
    America’s Hollow Embrace of JuneteenthHow a commemoration of Black liberation became a favorite holiday of corporations and lawmakers.
  17. business
    Amazon Is Too Large to SustainThe company’s growth outpaces its ability to care for its workforce.
  18. the internet
    Internet Outage Hits Major Websites WorldwideSites including Amazon, CNN, the New York Times, Reddit, and the U.K. government went dark on Tuesday morning, and are still coming back online.
  19. business
    Even a Dystopia Would Wince at Amazon’s ‘ZenBooth’Workers need more bathroom breaks. Instead, they get a box to meditate in.
  20. business
    ‘It Hurts My Heart When I Have to Say, You Got to Speed Up’An Amazon dispatcher on her job surveilling your delivery driver.
  21. business
    ‘There’s a Very Human Cost to Convenience’An Amazon driver on delivering your packages, being tracked by his bosses, and having to pee in bottles.
  22. business
    America’s Failure Is Amazon’s SuccessAlec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is a portrait of trickle-down inequality.
  23. amazon
    Amazon Defeats Union Drive in Bessemer, Alabama VoteIt’s a setback for the labor movement but an opening salvo in a much longer fight.
  24. business
    Convenience Is Destroying UsAmazon hopes it’s fast enough to make us complacent.
  25. amazon
    Amazon Called Out for Denying Workers Are Forced to Pee in BottlesAn official Amazon account denied reports that employees urinate in bottles in order to fill quotas. They were soon forced to smell the evidence.
  26. maga
    Kristi Noem Angers Her Base With Transgender Sports-Ban VetoThe South Dakota governor was a MAGA favorite thanks to her fight against pandemic public-health measures. Now she’s flunked a cultural litmus test.
  27. technology
    Europe’s Quest to Fix the InternetThe European Union’s new plan to rein in big tech could force gargantuan companies to behave fairly and reshape the internet around the globe.
  28. business
    Amazon Worker: ‘It’s Not Fair to Get Fired for Going to the Bathroom’An Amazon worker in Bessemer, Alabama, on the fight for a union.
  29. conservatism
    Rubio Endorses Labor Unions (As a Punishment for ‘Woke’ Companies)Rubio’s endorsement of the union drive at Amazon is an ultimatum to capital: If you want the GOP to help you crush labor, don’t go “woke.”
  30. politics
    Biden’s Pro-Union Message to Amazon Workers Is a Big DealIn an unprecedented move, the president told workers they have the right to organize.
  31. forest fantasy
    At Amazon’s HQ2, Pretending to Be Green Takes a Lot of EnergyAll those trees can’t cancel out the costs of growing them on a tower.
  32. covid-19
    New York Takes On Amazon Over COVID Safety MeasuresIn a lawsuit, State Attorney General Letitia James alleges that the company put workers at risk of infection.
  33. business
    A Major Union Election Will Go Ahead at AmazonWorkers in Alabama will vote on organizing with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union beginning on Monday.
  34. amazon
    Jeff Bezos to Step Down As Amazon CEOAndy Jassy, who leads Amazon’s massive cloud-computing team, will take over as CEO in Q3. The world’s richest man will stay on as executive chairman.
  35. the national interest
    Why Do Trump Fans Think Amazon Proved Mail Ballots Are Fraudulent?Tucker Carlson is so bad at populism.
  36. social media
    Amazon, Apple, and Google Cut Off Parler, Citing Failure to Moderate ExtremismThe site, which has been a haven for many on the far right, may not be long for this world in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.
  37. monopoly
    Amazon Will Sell PrimeInsulin for Your PrimeDiabetesMonopolies helped cause a health-care crisis. Another now steps in to profit.
  38. antitrust
    DOJ Launches First Major Antitrust Case Against GoogleThe search giant pays mobile companies and browsers to make Google their preset search engine. The Justice Department says that’s illegal.
  39. the top line
    Prime Day Highlights Why October Is the New NovemberThis year, with consumers bored at home and retailers wanting to spread out the shopping crowds, Black Friday has crept forward.
  40. pivot
    Will Tech’s Big Four Be Smart Enough to Help Break Themselves Up?Pivot’s Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss what’s next for tech’s largest firms after a House Judiciary report called for their dismantlement.
  41. the top line
    Softbank Found Another Dumb Way to InvestNaturally, the tech behemoth that lost billions on WeWork has found a new, weird thing to do with its investors’ cash.
  42. buyer’s market
    The Post Office Has a Financial Problem, Not a CrisisThere are business questions underlying many of the political questions that surround the USPS.
  43. pivot
    Is This the Beginning of the End of Big Tech As We Know It?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss the House tech-antitrust hearing and how it could lead toward breaking up giants like Amazon or Facebook.
  44. the top line
    Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg Aren’t in the Same BoatAmazon is extremely popular – and doesn’t meet the definition of a monopoly. Facebook is a different situation.
  45. pivot
    How Should Congress Grill the Big 4 Tech CEOs?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway play Antitrust Subcommittee members for a day.
  46. pivot
    Why Big Tech’s Congressional Testimony Will Be a BustScott Galloway and Kara Swisher discuss why they’re pessimistic about this month’s grilling of Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook, and Pichai.
  47. covid-19
    Amazon’s Coronavirus Problem Is Worse Than It Let OnA COVID outbreak in Minneapolis is much worse than the company has admitted.
  48. pivot
    Amazon Finally Sees the Problem With Facial RecognitionKara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss big tech’s recent turn away from facial recognition and the racial-bias problems with the technology.
  49. technology
    Was the Obama Administration Too Soft on Big Tech?Kara Swisher talks with a key member of the president’s economic team about why companies like Google and Amazon were largely left unchecked.
  50. pivot
    Does It Make Sense for Amazon to Buy a Movie-Theater Chain?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss the future of the fading power AMC and the upstart Grubhub.
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