Tag: Amazon

Coming Soon to a Store Near You: Union Organizing Campaign

After years of declining membership, unions are redoubling their efforts to sell their product (membership) to new customers. While they have long targeted grocery stores like Kroger and SuperValu, they are now moving into the so-called “new economy” by zeroing in on employers like Amazon and Starbucks.

Get Ready for Union Organizing on Steroids

Against the backdrop of a new presidential administration, an evolving workforce, and a changing economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape for union organizing has radically changed over the past two years. While the nation’s attention is currently focused on unionization efforts at household names such as Amazon and Starbucks, employers of all […]

Amazon’s Essential Worker Challenges

Amazon is a massive organization. The online retailer is the largest internet company in the world, by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. With nearly one million U.S. workers, it’s also the second largest private employer in the United States (after Walmart). With so many employees engaged in such large-scale operations, it’s […]

Amazon’s The Expanse Raises Issues Concerning Workplace Romances

Note: Includes spoilers for Amazon Prime’s The Expanse. I am an unabashed science fiction nerd. Growing up, I tended to gravitate toward television shows, movies, and books that took place in our own future as opposed to those that were set a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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Court Eviscerates Employees’ Suit Against Whole Foods, Amazon for Banning BLM Attire

Whole Foods employees wearing Black Lives Matter (BLM) masks and attire filed a class action lawsuit against the grocery company and Amazon after being prohibited from wearing the gear with the BLM messaging and disciplined for doing it anyway. They alleged race-based discrimination and retaliation claims. The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts […]

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Prime Day Walkout: An Exercise in Collective Action or a Publicity Stunt?

Amazon recently made headlines for two reasons: First, it expanded its Prime Day, a special sale on many Amazon products for Amazon Prime members, to 2 days for the first time. Although that may be good news for customers, it means even more work for Amazon’s employees, many of whom have been complaining of poor […]

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AI Not Living Up to Promise of Less-Biased Recruiting

One of the factors often cited as contributing to racial and gender disparities in the workplace is discrimination in the hiring process. This could come in the form of explicit discrimination against women or people of color by a hiring manager.

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Morgan Stanley Hires Chief Medical Officer

It’s no secret that healthcare costs have become a major strain on the finances of many companies—and individuals—across the country. Organizations at all levels are trying to find ways to save money by either limiting benefits or keeping employees healthier or some combination of the two.