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Nomads in Search of a Villain

Paris Marx Jacobin
The new film Nomadland is a heartfelt look at the lives of itinerant Americans cast aside by the Great Recession. But it ignores how employers like Amazon are raking in profits off this new class of worker.

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Stunning that Amazon’s Groundbreaking Union Vote is in Alabama

David Sher AL.com
With the formidable pressure on Amazon, the new Democratic control in Washington, D.C. , and the unique circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, the progressive current of Alabama's labor history may bode well for the union election at the tech giant.

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Surveillance, Stress, and No Bathrooms: Life as an Amazon Driver

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson Labor Notes
The Amazonification of logistics has created a new group of highly exploited workers: delivery drivers. Amazon itself increasingly relies on an expanding network of subcontracted drivers and independent contractors to deliver packages.

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Amazon Files Preemptive Suit Over Covid-19 Worker Safety

Jessica Corbett Common Dreams
"This action by Amazon is nothing more than a sad attempt to distract from the facts and shirk accountability for its failures to protect hardworking employees from a deadly virus."

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