Amazon Everywhere

Ideas and Issues

June 16, 2021 San Francisco Talking to a longtime colleague and friend yesterday in the Mission in San Francisco, where pockets are still stubbornly trying to resist gentrification, invariably the conversation settled quickly into the Amazon watch, and we’re not talking about rainforest, unless that means the tech empire where money currently seems to be …

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Warehouse and Distribution Work, Tough Times at the Choke Points

Labor Organizing Organizing

New Orleans        In the modern economy, warehouse, distribution, and logistical work has become critical for both big box stores, e-commerce, and transportation systems moving goods between all of these nodes and customers.  Some 1.2 million workers are directly employed in this sector now according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fifteen years ago, …

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