Amazon’s General Counsel Goes on Defense after Comments on Warehouse Protest Leader

Amazon’s General Counsel Goes on Defense after Comments on Warehouse Protest Leader
April 3, 2020

Amazon.com’s general counsel Thursday stated his emotions clouded his judgment when he wrote meeting notes in which he allegedly drafted a public relations strategy towards a protest organizer and questioned the employee’s intelligence. Amazon didn’t confirm the authenticity of the notes, which were from a daily assembly with the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos and the senior management team. David Zapolsky, Amazon’s secretary and prime lawyer, allegedly wrote that a worker…

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Instacart, Amazon Gig Workers Demonstrate in U.S., Italy Citing Inadequate Safety Measures at Facilities Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Instacart, Amazon Gig Workers Demonstrate in U.S., Italy Citing Inadequate Safety Measures at Facilities Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
March 31, 2020

Warehouse, supply and retail gig workers in the U.S. went on strike Monday to demand attention to safety and wage concerns for people working through the coronavirus crisis. Among the strikers had been some of the nearly 200,000 employees at U.S. online grocery supply company Instacart, based on strike organizer Gig Workers Collective GWC), formed earlier this year by Instacart employee Vanessa Bain. Fifteen workers at an Amazon.com warehouse in…

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Amazon to invest over $700 million to train 100,000 employees

Amazon to invest over $700 million to train 100,000 employees
July 12, 2019

Amazon workers who are filling boxes in warehouses may be the industry’s next engineers. The company announced Thursday that it’ll spend more than $700 million to coach 100,000 workers for higher-skilled jobs over the next six years. These training programs can be offered to workers throughout all levels of the company, not simply those in warehouses. Participants can pick one of a number of programs, ranging from learning skills for other jobs…

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