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    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    Amazon exploits Their Evilness by lower prices on their merchandises, just like the hardcore drug dealers that gets the people addicted.
    And who’s to blame? The people!
    If people in America stopped buying from them, they would stop this Monster Evil Company that’s killing the Land Of Opportunity Dreams in America !
    Actually I am a big price comparison shopper. I have noticed since I bought prime a year ago, anything I looked at on Amazon was more expensive than elsewhere. Seems they jack up the price to cover that "free" shipping.

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    Amazon fired these 7 pregnant workers. Then came the lawsuits

    When Beverly Rosales found out she was pregnant in October, one of the first people she knew she had to tell was her manager at Amazon.

    Rosales knew she'd have to start taking more restroom breaks, and she was already worried that her bosses at Amazon's Golden State Fulfillment Center would have an issue. During her 10-hour shift as a tote auditor, she would scan items and fill up a bag, and send them along to the next person.

    She claims those fears were justified. She said her bosses hassled her about how much time she was taking to use the bathroom and how her work pace slowed during her pregnancy.
    The company that cares so much for their workers...

    CNET reviewed seven lawsuits against Amazon filed by pregnant warehouse workers who were fired over the last eight years and who've alleged that the company failed to accommodate their needs. The requests included longer bathroom breaks and fewer continuous hours on their feet, according to the lawsuits, but in all of the cases the expectant mothers were fired after telling their managers they were pregnant. Six of the cases were settled out of court.


    https://www.cnet.com/features/amazon...-the-lawsuits/

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    Jeff Bezos’s Corporate Takeover of Our Lives

    Seriously, you all need to read this one. I really didn't want to put it in this thread because I am afraid most won't read it but it is a must read! And we all thought Walmart was the big threat. They are pussycats compared to this!!
    Amazon is an online retailer. It also runs a marketplace for other online retailers. It’s also a shipper for those sellers, and a lender to them, and a warehouse, an advertiser, a data manager and a search engine. It also runs brick-and-mortar bookstores. And grocery stores.

    There are over 100 million Amazon Prime subscribers in the United States—more than half of all U.S. households. Amazon makes 45 percent of all e-commerce sales. Amazon is also a product manufacturer; its Alexa controls two-thirds of the digital assistant market, and the Kindle represents 84 percent of all e-readers. Amazon created its own holiday, Prime Day, and the surge in demand for Prime Day discounts, followed by a drop afterward, skewed the nation’s retail sales figures with a 1.8% bump in July 2017.

    Oh, it’s also a major television and film studio. Its CEO owns a national newspaper. And it runs a streaming video game company called Twitch. And its cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services, runs an astonishing portion of the Internet and U.S. financial infrastructure. And it wants to be a logistics company. And a furniture seller. It’s angling to become one of the nation’s largest online fashion designers. It recently picked up an online pharmacy and partnered with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett to create a healthcare company. And at the same time, it’s competing with JPMorgan, pushing Amazon Pay as a digital-based alternative to credit cards and Amazon Lending as a source of capital for its small business marketplace partners.

    To quote Liberty Media chair John Malone, himself a billionaire titan of industry, Amazon is a “Death Star” moving its super-laser “into striking range of every industry on the planet.” If you are engaging in any economic activity, Amazon wants in, and its position in the market can distort and shape you in vital ways.
    Jeff Bezos’s Corporate Takeover of Our Lives

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Jeff Bezosís Corporate Takeover of Our Lives

    Seriously, you all need to read this one. I really didn't want to put it in this thread because I am afraid most won't read it but it is a must read! And we all thought Walmart was the big threat. They are pussycats compared to this!!


    Jeff Bezosís Corporate Takeover of Our Lives
    Monopoly is what I see.

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    Personally I think Amazon makes Walmart look tame!

    Amazon’s attack on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is corporate gaslighting
    For the love of cheap consumer goods and next-day delivery, can we all just give Amazon a break? I don’t mean a tax break; it has had enough of those already. I mean can we please stop bullying the trillion-dollar multinational and its billionaire owner? After all, it is not Jeff Bezos’s fault that he has more money than he knows what to do with. It is not his fault he makes more money in 12 seconds than his lowest-paid employees make in a year. He can’t do anything about that! Nevertheless, people keep criticising the poor guy and suggesting his billions are ill-begotten.

    In the past, Amazon has weathered criticism quietly. In the past few weeks, though, the company seems to have taken a leaf out of Donald Trump’s Twitter book and has been belligerently calling out its critics. Last week, Joe Biden tweeted that the company ought to pay more tax. Amazon responded by tweeting that it pays “every penny” it owes and suggesting snarkily that Biden’s complaint was with the US’s tax laws, not the company. On Monday, it was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s turn to be lectured. The congresswoman recently told ABC News that she believes Bezos’s billionaire status is partly due to Amazon paying “starvation wages” and taking “billions of dollars of government subsidies”. This is nonsense, according to Amazon. It tweeted: “AOC is just wrong. Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.”

    Amazon didn’t stop there. Jay Carney, its head of communication, was so incensed by his paymaster’s reputation being besmirched that he tweeted: “I’d urge @AOC to focus on raising the federal minimum wage instead of making stuff up about Amazon.”

    I know it is fashionable to call anything you don’t agree with FAKE NEWS, but it is bizarre for Carney to claim Ocasio-Cortez is “making stuff up” when there is plenty of evidence Bezos’s billions are derived in part from exploiting workers, avoiding tax and raking in government subsidies. According to data collected by the advocacy group Good Jobs First, Amazon has received nearly $2.5bn in US government subsidies. It is also well documented that thousands of Amazon employees have had to rely on food stamps and are frequently worked so hard that they don’t have time to take toilet breaks. Then there is the fact that Amazon has fought taxes that would raise money for homelessness services. And the fact that it issues credit cards with a 28% interest rate to people with poor credit.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...te-gaslighting

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    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/amaz...sota-warehouse

    Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike at a Minnesota Warehouse

    Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers in Minnesota plan to strike during the online retailerís summer sales extravaganza, a sign that labor unrest persists even after the company committed to paying all employees at least $15 an hour last year.

    Workers at a Shakopee, Minn., fulfillment center plan a six-hour work stoppage July 15, the first day of Prime Day. Amazon started the event five years ago, using deep discounts on televisions, toys and clothes to attract and retain Prime members, who pay subscription fees in exchange for free shipping and other perks.

    ďAmazon is going to be telling one story about itself, which is they can ship a Kindle to your house in one day, isnít that wonderful,Ē said William Stolz, one of the Shakopee employees organizing the strike. ďWe want to take the opportunity to talk about what it takes to make that work happen and put pressure on Amazon to protect us and provide safe, reliable jobs.Ē

    Amazon, through a spokeswoman, declined to comment on the planned strike.

    In Europe, where unions are stronger, Amazon workers routinely strike during big shopping events like Prime Day and Black Friday. Until now, Amazonís U.S. workers havenít walked off the job during key sales days. About 250 union pilots who haul packages for Amazon and DHL Worldwide Express staged a brief strike in the leadup to Thanksgiving in 2016 before a federal judge ordered them back to work, eliminating any disruptions during the peak holiday shopping season.

 

 
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