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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Foundations as “Extensions” of Corporate Reach

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CN02182020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans   Foundations created by corporations and the superrich are multi-headed monster of tax havens and public relations that combine to whitewash a story for the people down below that makes us swallow rather than spit.  The latest examples have Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder …

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Warehouse and Distribution Work, Tough Times at the Choke Points

Labor Organizing Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CN12222019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew 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 …

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