Chris Hedges: America’s New Class War

Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States.

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PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the Special Metals plant in Huntington, West Virginia, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Northwest Carpenters Union,

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Media Runs Defense for Amazon After Retail Giant Caught Stealing Millions From Workers

Amazon just got caught stealing millions from its workers, but instead of grilling the retail giant, the media appear to be working hard to run defense for it.

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It has been a turbulent 24 hours for retail giant Amazon. First, the company’s founder (and world’s richest individual) Jeff Bezos announced that he would step down as CEO. Then, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled that the company had illegally stolen more than $61 million worth of customer tips meant for its delivery drivers. Under their

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Under Pressure, Amazon Reveals Over 20,000 Employees Likely Contracted COVID

Amazon is not a company known for treating its employees’ welfare as its top priority. Workers feel under so much pressure that they urinate in bottles or wear adult diapers rather than risk the wrath of management.

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It announced the figure in the middle of a public relations statement detailing the measures it was taking to try to keep its employees safe from the virus. The company presented itself as a proactive and responsible business. “As part of this commitment, we've decided to publicly share the COVID-19 infection rates among Amazon front-line

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Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic

A report by Public Citizen found that “Amazon is engaged in price gouging on products it sells directly” through its Amazon Essentials line, with products like facemasks and corn starch seeing elevenfold increases in price.

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A new report from advocacy group Public Citizen details how retail giant Amazon “misled the public, law enforcement, and policymakers about price increases during the pandemic,” raising their prices on essential products “to levels that would be considered violations of price gouging laws in many states.” The prices of many products in high demand

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Antitrust Hearings Delayed as Tech Giants Push Ahead with Ruthless Market Dominance

The top tech CEOs are scheduled to testify at the conclusion of an investigation into antitrust practices by the largest tech monopolies who have been engaging in unfair practices for years now. But, is it too late?

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The much-anticipated antitrust hearing originally scheduled for Monday, July 27 has been moved to Wednesday for the ostensible purpose of allowing members of Congress to pay their respects to recently deceased Rep. John Lewis. The hearing, which is to feature the testimony of big tech CEOs Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Sundar Pichai

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Amazon Unveils Augmented Reality to Enforce Social Distancing in New Norm for Corporate America

Amazon has started testing on several social distancing technologies following demands for public safety amid COVID-19 and the intrusive changes will likely have a permanent effect on workers’ rights to privacy.

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Should you be one of the dozens of people working minimum ten-hour shifts at Amazon's fulfillment center in Kent, Washington these days, you might very well be at the vanguard of the "new normal" for American blue collar workplaces. The 1 million-square-foot facility located about 20 miles south of Seattle is the site of a new wearable

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