Alabama: Warehouse Workers Move to Unionize in Defiance of Amazon

Photo credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times By Mike Talavera Workers at an Alabama warehouse moved one step closer this week towards forming the first union at a United States Amazon facility. If successful, it would be a blow to the monopoly corporation’s efforts to squash labor organizing in the country. The last time workers came close to creating a union at Amazon was in 2014 … Continue reading Alabama: Warehouse Workers Move to Unionize in Defiance of Amazon

Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Drivers Brace for Post-Holiday Layoffs

Amazon delivery trucks outside south Austin Amazon Delivery Station, Photo credit: Austin Business Journal By Henry Underwood A delivery driver working for a local Amazon distribution center told Tribune of the People that he had taken the job expecting full-time employment, but that recent company projections suggested there would be severe layoffs following the holiday season. He started delivering packages for Amazon through an independent … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Drivers Brace for Post-Holiday Layoffs

Worker Correspondents: Amazon Keeps Workers Socially Alienated Not Socially Distanced or Safe

Cover photo by Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times By Blake Garrison The following is a report from PIT5 Amazon distribution center in Pittsburgh. Across the span of the second week of December, two workers at the Pittsburgh Amazon distribution center tested positive for Covid-19. When a worker tests positive, Amazon sends out an alert over an app all workers have on their phones. The alert … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Amazon Keeps Workers Socially Alienated Not Socially Distanced or Safe

Worker Correspondents: Rhode Island Management Imposes Mandatory Overtime During Peak Season

By Rekia Amoni  In Rhode Island, Amazon management of the DRI1 facility has announced mandatory overtime shifts for Mega cycle workers for the peak season, from November 29 to December 29. According to Amazon managers, the Mandatory Overtime (MET) shifts, which can be announced within 24 hours of workers’ shift, is based around market demand, tied to when there is a huge increase in volume … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Rhode Island Management Imposes Mandatory Overtime During Peak Season

St. Louis: Amazon Worker Exposes Firing Practices

By John Williams The recently opened STL8 Amazon Fulfillment Facility in St. Peters, Missouri boasts being the first robotic fulfillment center in the state, and according to local news, they hope “to become a pillar of St. Charles County.” Tribune of the People had the chance to sit down with a worker, who has worked at the facility since early April, to talk about what … Continue reading St. Louis: Amazon Worker Exposes Firing Practices

Worker Correspondents: Amazon Managers Enforce Labor Tracking System

By Mike Talavera Since October, the Rhode Island Amazon Warehouse management has implemented a new labor tracking system, claiming that this new system stops workers from “stealing” company time.  Instead of workers clocking out for lunch or for break, there is now a manager waiting to scan their badges before and after the break. This strict monitoring measure effectively shortens breaks and keeps workers from … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Amazon Managers Enforce Labor Tracking System

Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest, November 20-26

Cover Photo of activists resisting evictions in Los Angeles by KTLA “Repression and Resistance” is a column from Tribune of the People that highlights rebellions and repression happening in protests across the US each week. If you want us to cover a protest happening in your city, please send us a pitch. National Amazon workers across the country are expected to go on strike today, … Continue reading Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest, November 20-26

Washington DC: Guillotine Erected Outside Jeff Bezos’ Home

By Sandra Harris On June 28, protesters set up a guillotine outside of the Washington DC home of Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and richest man in the world. A sign set up next to the guillotine said “Support our poor communities. Not our wealthy men.” The guillotine is best known for its use in France, particularly during the French Revolution, led by the bourgeoisie to … Continue reading Washington DC: Guillotine Erected Outside Jeff Bezos’ Home