Workers’ Correspondents: Amazon and Third-Party Employers Lay Off Delivery Driver Hired during Pandemic

By Serran Soledad Villagrana Logistics Inc. a delivery service provider for Amazon, laid off a worker from their Camarillo location in January, despite her taking on increasingly heavy workloads through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company cited a “lack of work” as the reason for the lay-off. “They were essentially saying that there wasn’t enough volume to keep me on. Basically saying people … Continue reading Workers’ Correspondents: Amazon and Third-Party Employers Lay Off Delivery Driver Hired during Pandemic

Pittsburgh: Workers and Activists Hold Rally in Solidarity with Amazon Workers

By Blake Garrison On Saturday, activists, workers, and union organizers demonstrated outside a Whole Foods in support of Amazon workers attempting to unionize in Bessemer, Alabama. The rally was organized by the New Afrikan Workers Union (NAWU). Khalid Raheem, representing NAWU, spoke on the history of class struggle in Pittsburgh in “the steel mills, coal mines, and the construction trade,” and linked that to the … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Workers and Activists Hold Rally in Solidarity with Amazon Workers

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

Oxnard: Paro de trabajadores metalúrgicos en el futuro centro logístico de Amazon

Por Serran Soledad El viernes pasado, decenas de trabajadores sindicalizados realizaron una huelga frente al futuro centro logístico de Amazon en Oxnard, California. Este fue el segundo día de huelga organizada por Ironworkers Local #433, quienes iniciaron el paro el día anterior. Tras el anuncio del desarrollo del centro de cumplimiento de Amazon, y en respuesta a algunas reacciones de la comunidad, los políticos locales … Continue reading Oxnard: Paro de trabajadores metalúrgicos en el futuro centro logístico de Amazon

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