Tag: Amazon

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island

New York, NY – Confronted with a workplace environment more hospitable to beeping robots than warm-blooded human beings — employees at Amazon’s “fulfillment center” on Staten Island on Wednesday took to the steps of City Hall to sound the alarm about working conditions that also invoke fears of a latter-day Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire waiting…

NY Unions Jeer Amazon’s HQ2 Deal
Building Trades, Features, New York, Retail

NY Unions Jeer Amazon’s HQ2 Deal

By Steven Wishnia NEW YORK, N.Y.—Citing Amazon’s long anti-labor record, the union representing New York City’s retail workers has come out strongly against the city and state promising the online-sales behemoth more than $2.5 billion in subsidies to locate its new branch headquarters in Long Island City.

Amazon Training Video Says Managers Can Call Unions ‘Cheating Rats’
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Amazon Training Video Says Managers Can Call Unions ‘Cheating Rats’

SEATTLE, Wash.—A 45-minute training video Amazon sent managers at Whole Foods last month tells them it’s OK to tell workers that “unions are lying, cheating rats”—as long as it’s their personal opinion and not a direct threat. “We are not anti-union, but we are not neutral either,” the video, obtained by Gizmodo, states. “Our business…