Worker Correspondence: Amazon Worker Injured On-Site, Charged for Mandatory Doctor Visit

Photo credit: Jo Mannies/St. Louis Public Radio By David Albright A worker at the STL8 Amazon Facility in St. Peters, MO spoke with Tribune about her experience surrounding an injury sustained offsite that was reinjured on the job soon after she returned from medical leave. The worker told Tribune that she felt a pop in her shoulder and excruciating pain while lifting a box during … Continue reading Worker Correspondence: Amazon Worker Injured On-Site, Charged for Mandatory Doctor Visit

Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, dozens of union workers held a picket line outside the future Amazon fulfillment center in Oxnard, California. This was day two of a strike organized by Ironworkers Local #433, who initially walked off the jobsite the previous day. Upon the announcement of the development of the Amazon fulfillment center, and in response to some community backlash, local politicians promised the … Continue reading Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

Worker’s Voice: Injured Amazon Worker Advocates for Fighting Back

Tribune of the People interviewed a worker at an Amazon warehouse in Pittsburgh, PA who suffered a serious concussion last month due to the speeding up of work in the interest of profit. He was eager to share his story and give an analysis of conditions at Amazon and the relationship between corporations and workers in general. He has seen a greater number of his … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Injured Amazon Worker Advocates for Fighting Back

A Nova Democracia: Assassins in Power

The following is an unoffical translation from the original article in Portuguese by A Nova Democracia: Editorial Semanal – Assassinos no poder By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia The scenes that come from Manaus are terrifying, in all aspects. The indescribable drama of people dying without oxygen, accompanied by the collapse of even the funerary system and the potentially irreversible damage – physical … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Assassins in Power

Alabama: Warehouse Workers Move to Unionize in Defiance of Amazon

Photo credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times By Mike Talavera Workers at an Alabama warehouse moved one step closer this week towards forming the first union at a United States Amazon facility. If successful, it would be a blow to the monopoly corporation’s efforts to squash labor organizing in the country. The last time workers came close to creating a union at Amazon was in 2014 … Continue reading Alabama: Warehouse Workers Move to Unionize in Defiance of Amazon

Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Drivers Brace for Post-Holiday Layoffs

Amazon delivery trucks outside south Austin Amazon Delivery Station, Photo credit: Austin Business Journal By Henry Underwood A delivery driver working for a local Amazon distribution center told Tribune of the People that he had taken the job expecting full-time employment, but that recent company projections suggested there would be severe layoffs following the holiday season. He started delivering packages for Amazon through an independent … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Drivers Brace for Post-Holiday Layoffs

Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Keeps Workers Socially Alienated Not Socially Distanced or Safe

Cover photo by Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times By Blake Garrison The following is a report from PIT5 Amazon distribution center in Pittsburgh. Across the span of the second week of December, two workers at the Pittsburgh Amazon distribution center tested positive for Covid-19. When a worker tests positive, Amazon sends out an alert over an app all workers have on their phones. The alert … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Keeps Workers Socially Alienated Not Socially Distanced or Safe

Worker’s Correspondence: Rhode Island Management Imposes Mandatory Overtime During Peak Season

By Rekia Amoni  In Rhode Island, Amazon management of the DRI1 facility has announced mandatory overtime shifts for Mega cycle workers for the peak season, from November 29 to December 29. According to Amazon managers, the Mandatory Overtime (MET) shifts, which can be announced within 24 hours of workers’ shift, is based around market demand, tied to when there is a huge increase in volume … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Rhode Island Management Imposes Mandatory Overtime During Peak Season

St. Louis: Amazon Worker Exposes Firing Practices

By John Williams The recently opened STL8 Amazon Fulfillment Facility in St. Peters, Missouri boasts being the first robotic fulfillment center in the state, and according to local news, they hope “to become a pillar of St. Charles County.” Tribune of the People had the chance to sit down with a worker, who has worked at the facility since early April, to talk about what … Continue reading St. Louis: Amazon Worker Exposes Firing Practices

Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Managers Enforce Labor Tracking System

By Mike Talavera Since October, the Rhode Island Amazon Warehouse management has implemented a new labor tracking system, claiming that this new system stops workers from “stealing” company time.  Instead of workers clocking out for lunch or for break, there is now a manager waiting to scan their badges before and after the break. This strict monitoring measure effectively shortens breaks and keeps workers from … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Managers Enforce Labor Tracking System