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Amazon ‘Delivery Partners’ Hit Amazon With $15 Million Lawsuit

Amazon ‘Delivery Partners’ Hit Amazon With $15 Million Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that Amazon "controlled nearly every aspect" of two Portland delivery companies' businesses and "created unsafe working conditions."On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work.Are you an Amazon delivery service partner owner or an Amazon delivery driver? We’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with the reporter Lauren via email lauren.gurley@vice.com or securely on Signal: (201)-897-2109.By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may...

Oct 27
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NYC Gig Workers Are Organizing Against Rampant E-Bike Theft and Assault

NYC Gig Workers Are Organizing Against Rampant E-Bike Theft and Assault

On Wednesday, more than 1,000 New York City e-bike delivery workers, known as Los Deliveristas Unidos, protested against working conditions on DoorDash, GrubHub, and Postmates.On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work.By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.

Apr 22
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Leaked Messages Show How Amazon Handled Initial Coronavirus Outbreak

Leaked Messages Show How Amazon Handled Initial Coronavirus Outbreak

"Please before coming in for your next shifts stop at whatever store you can and grab as much hand sanitizer/Clorox wipes as you can find."Do you work for Amazon and have a tip to share with us about your working conditions? You can contact the reporter Lauren at Lauren.gurley@vice.com or securely on Signal 201-897-2109.By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.

Dec 16
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Amazon Launches Anti-Union Website to Derail Alabama Union Drive

Amazon Launches Anti-Union Website to Derail Alabama Union Drive

The company has also sent anti-union text messages to workers and posted anti-union banners in its facilities in the lead-up to a union election at its Bessamer, Alabama facility. By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.

Jan 15
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‘Lazy,’ ‘Money-Oriented,’ ‘Single Mother’: How Union-Busting Firms Compile Dossiers on Employees

‘Lazy,’ ‘Money-Oriented,’ ‘Single Mother’: How Union-Busting Firms Compile Dossiers on Employees

Leaked files from IRI Consultants, a top union avoidance firm hired by Google, show how it collects data on workers' personality, motivations, and work ethic to bust unions."As a consultant, you're trying to figure how many kids a worker has, if they have a boyfriend, girlfriend or both, if they're married, or have relatives in management at the company. You try to figure out things that will make them motivated to [vote no].”“You can judge who supports the union and who has been to a union meeting by reading people’s responses, body language, looking at who's nodding along. I can tell you...

Jan 5
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Google Workers Publicly Launch Union

Google Workers Publicly Launch Union

On Monday, Google employees and contractors in the United States announced the creation of a labor union with the Communication Workers of America. By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.

Jan 4
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Federal Labor Agency Investigation Finds Amazon Illegally Fired Protesting Warehouse Worker

Federal Labor Agency Investigation Finds Amazon Illegally Fired Protesting Warehouse Worker

A federal investigation has found that Amazon illegally fired a New York City warehouse worker in retaliation for organizing his coworkers for COVID-19 protections earlier this year. By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.

Dec 17
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Amazon Workers to Stage Coordinated Black Friday Protests in 15 Countries

Amazon Workers to Stage Coordinated Black Friday Protests in 15 Countries

The day of action includes strikes and protests from garment manufacturers in Bangladesh to call center workers in the Philippines to warehouse workers in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico.By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.

November 26, 2020
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Secret Amazon Reports Expose Company Spying on Labor, Environmental Groups

Secret Amazon Reports Expose Company Spying on Labor, Environmental Groups

Illustration: Hunter FrenchDozens of leaked documents from Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center reveal the company’s reliance on Pinkerton operatives to spy on warehouse workers and the extensive monitoring of labor unions, environmental activists, and other social movements.Do you work for Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center or have a tip to share with us about Amazon’s surveillance of labor or social movements? We’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with the author of this article by emailing lauren.gurley@vice.com or on Signal 201-897-2109.By signing up to the VICE...

November 23, 2020
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Salesforce Doing Layoffs a Day After Announcing Record-Breaking Profits

Salesforce Doing Layoffs a Day After Announcing Record-Breaking Profits

Salesforce is laying off some of its employees, the company has confirmed, following news that the cloud software giant reported one of its best quarters in the company's 21-year history. Employees received notifications on Tuesday and Wednesday that they had been laid off from the San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based software company, which employs 49,000 workers. “We’re reallocating resources to position the company for continued growth,” a spokesperson for Salesforce said. “This includes continuing to hire and redirecting some employees to fuel our strategic areas, and...

August 27, 2020
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