Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Tag: Amazon

Bezos and Musk vs. workers

These corporations win this fight only if the public doesn’t know what’s happening.

Amazon’s plastic use surges despite global cutback initiatives

Amazon's journey towards global sustainability hits a snag on home soil, as a recent report unveils a surge in plastic waste across the United States.

How Amazon is ripping you off

They’re accused of using a secret algorithm, codenamed “Project Nessie,” to charge customers an estimated extra $1 billion dollars.

Our richest can move to avoid taxes. But can they hide?

Washington is contemplating a state wealth tax, a levy that would cost Jeff Bezos.

United Nations expert castigates Amazon, Walmart, DoorDash over ‘disgraceful’ labor practices

UN rapporteur challenges corporate giants on poverty wages and labor violations.

The price of Amazon’s ‘Prime’ business model is our bodies

With Amazon notorious for having one of highest injury rates in the warehouse industry, workers are demanding accommodations system reform to ensure that workers don’t have to sacrifice their health to keep their jobs.

Amazon ships goods on Maersk’s first-ever zero-emissions container vessel

The "maiden voyage" was part of a 2023-2024 agreement Amazon finalized with Maersk to transport 20,000 40-foot equivalent containers using methanol through Maersk’s “ECO Delivery” ocean product offering.

Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon over Prime subscriptions

The FTC said that for years Amazon "complicated the cancellation process for Prime subscribers who sought to end their membership."

Michigan Amazon workers stage largest delivery station strike yet

Across all industries, while worker productivity surged 62 percent from 1979 to 2020, average hourly pay crawled up just 17 percent when adjusted for inflation.

Amazon deforestation drops 33% in Lula’s first six months

“It’s very positive, but we continue to have very high levels of deforestation.”

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Biden proposes national rent control: Caps to target major corporate landlords amid soaring housing...

The announcement, scheduled for Tuesday in Nevada, comes as Biden seeks re-election and tries to tackle one of the most pressing issues facing American renters.