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Amazon Workers

On Cyber Monday, Consider The Workers Who Bring You All That Stuff

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business

There are just two seasons inside an Amazon warehouse -- peak, and the rest of the year. Peak is the insanely busy stretch leading up to the holidays...

Putting Off-the-Clock Work Back on the Clock?

Rebecca Smith | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
Rebecca Smith

Why the discrepancy? Judges are tying themselves in knots over what constitutes "work," even as more and more employers are requiring workers to wait in line at the end of their shifts while a manager combs through their backpacks and handbags.

Amazon Is Cruel and We Are to Blame

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Gregoris Kalai

We are currently living in what Seth Godin calls a "race to the bottom:" a phase where companies are seeking to squeeze every penny out of every market.

U.S. Top Court Rules No Worker Pay For Security Screening

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics

(Adds reaction from plaintiffs' lawyer and Amazon, paragraphs 4-5) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The...

These Amazon Warehouse Workers Smoke In Cages

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Say you're running a warehouse. You've got lots of valuable goodies inside, so you want to keep close tabs on your workers. But some of your workers n...

Why Amazon Pays Some Workers Up To $5,000 To Quit

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

Hate your job? Then quit. In fact, we'll pay you to quit. That's the philosophy at Amazon's warehouses, according to a new letter by company CEO J...

Amazon May Have A Big Problem Come Christmas

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at's German operations could strike during the Christmas holiday season in a dispute over pay that has been r...

Beach House Owning CEO's Company Fights Ex-Workers' Unemployment Claims

Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

The company responsible for staffing a Pennsylvania Amazon warehouse is fighting to keep some former workers from getting their unemployment benefits,...

The Secret Lives Of Employees: Long Hours, Long Walks, And Heavy Lifting (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

What goes on behind the scenes at a giant online retailer like A job posting for openings at's largest "fulfillment center" in...