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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 Drivers Say They Are Pushed to the Limit

Natalie Kitroeff Los Angeles Times
Amazon subcontracts to local courier companies that use drivers who are considered independence contractors. These companies are less expensive than Fedex or UPS and they are not unionized. Amazon provides them with phones that track their packages and delivery progress, and workers need to average a delivery every 2 minutes in order to meet demand.

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The Amazonization of Everything

David Golumbia Jacobin
Amazon’s success lies in worker exploitation and intrusions into consumers’ private lives.
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