“I’ve read about revolutions. If you ignore the lower class long enough they’ll rise up”
By our reporters, 3 August 2017
Reporters from the World Socialist Web Site and International Amazon Workers Voice spoke to applicants in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.
By Eric London, 2 August 2017
The job fairs are being held in some of the most economically distressed regions of the country that have been hard hit by deindustrialization and corporate plunder.
By Nick Barrickman and Alex González, 28 July 2017
American capitalism has come full-circle: the government is stealing land from the descendents of slaves and giving it to one of the world’s most powerful corporations.
By Evan Blake, 28 July 2017
Bezos’s ascension to the heights of society rests on the exploitation of Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide.
By Robert Verdine, 25 July 2017
The multi-billion corporation is pocketing millions in investments and tax breaks from Detroit area suburbs for the building of new fulfillment and warehouse facilities.
“When they pay a contract worker it’s like they’re giving money to a beggar”
By Moses Rajkumar and Sasi Kumar, 21 July 2017
Amazon has become the second largest global investor in India’s digital economy.
AmazonFresh worker reveals: Amazon illegally keeps workers in a freezer for over two hours at a time
By Alex González, 18 July 2017
A worker reported that Amazon’s food delivery service forces many of its employees to work in sub-freezing temperatures for longer than legally allowed.
By Andre Damon, 14 July 2017
The Washington Post, owned by Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos, declares Russia a “hostile power” because it is opposed to “bedrock American values” like self-determination and a free press.
Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell
By Evan Blake, 14 July 2017
Amazon won the confidence of the CIA through its suppression of WikiLeaks, and since constructing the C2S cloud has become ever more deeply connected to the military-intelligence apparatus.
Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell
By Evan Blake, 13 July 2017
Since signing a $600 million deal with the CIA in 2013, Amazon has become ever more integrated with the American state apparatus and implicated in its crimes.
Virginia and Maryland Amazon workers denounce speed-ups as company profits from millions in government giveaways
By Nick Barrickman and Brad Dixon, 8 July 2017
As the mega-corporation rakes in free money from state and federal services, grants and tax breaks, thousands of its regional employees face grueling work conditions and low pay.
“The company is a prison”
By John Marion, 2 July 2017
The government gave Amazon millions of dollars to set up its sweatshop-like operation in the deindustrialized Northeast.
By our reporters, 1 July 2017
A WSWS reporting team distributed copies of the International Amazon Workers Voice at a fulfillment centre in Brampton, Ontario, where workers reported earning low wages and being exploited twice over by labour contractors.
By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 28 June 2017
It would take an Indian worker 1,001,430 years to earn what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made on a single day, when Amazon announced the purchase of Whole Foods.
By Eric London, 22 June 2017
The expansion of the Amazon corporate behemoth is an expression of the unprecedented concentration of economic power among a handful of corporations that dominate the world capitalist economy.
California Amazon worker speaks out:
By Evan Blake, 20 June 2017
The former Amazon employee described a climate of favoritism and abuse against older workers at the multinational behemoth's warehouses.
By Evan Blake, 17 June 2017
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made $1.88 billion in a single day as the corporation’s octopus-like control expanded into a new segment of the world economy.
Amazon workers speak out
By our reporters, 12 June 2017
Workers tell their Amazon horror stories: “Amazon is the most miserable place I have ever worked.”
By our reporters, 10 June 2017
A former “picker” was given little training and did not meet Amazon’s required time targets, so he was fired.
California Amazon worker speaks out
By Marc Wells, Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 7 June 2017
In this video, a worker who wished to remain anonymous spoke to our reporters about working in one of the Amazon warehouses or “fulfillment centers.”
By Dietmar Henning, 7 June 2017
Around 500 workers conducted a three-day strike at an Amazon facility in Rheinberg in the Lower Rhine region of Germany last week.
By Evan Blake, 6 June 2017
The two companies are competing with one another to cut costs and boost profits by increasing the exploitation of their workforces.
By Eric London, 2 June 2017
Thirty-year-old José Antonio Rueda Bermudez’s horror story shows how Amazon’s temporary workforce is exploited and abandoned by the corporate giant.
By our reporters, 31 May 2017
The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAVW), launched by the WSWS to unite Amazon workers worldwide in a fight against the company, has met with great interest among Amazon workers in Germany.
By Eric London, 30 May 2017
The young Virginia worker told the International Amazon Workers Voice that she has still not received medical attention despite suffering long-term health effects.
Amazon workers speak out
By our reporters, 29 May 2017
Amazon workers are sharing their horror stories of exploitation by the corporation and discussing how to unite internationally to fight back.
By our correspondents, 27 May 2017
A flyer announcing the creation of International Amazon Workers Voice was distributed during yesterday's strike at Amazon in Bad Hersfeld. The initiative for the coordination of resistance globally met with widespread support.
“This is modern day slavery”
By Eric London, 26 May 2017
Workers flooded the International Amazon Workers Voice with exposures of horrible conditions at the company’s plants across the world.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 24 May 2017
The newsletter will be a platform of opposition for Amazon workers, exposing dictatorial working conditions, introducing workers to socialism, and providing regular news and analysis of world politics.
Billionaire Bezos’s cash bonanza
By Evan Blake and Eric London, 6 May 2017
Jeff Bezos has accumulated $22.4 billion over the past year by exploiting Amazon's 341,000 workers who struggle to make ends meet.
By Evan Blake, 17 April 2017
Workers at Amazon distribution centers describe a stifling atmosphere of intimidation by company management, while denouncing the Trump administration and the drive to war.
By Jerry White, 30 November 2016
Monday’s tragedy sheds light on the realities of the “new economy” and the extreme exploitation facing employees of the online retail giant.