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  1. Oct 2020
    1. Amazon clashes with the trade unions in the UK. Major trade unions complain about Amazon's practice including gruelling conditions, unrealistic productivity targets, surveillance, bogus self-eemployement and a refusal to recognise or engage with unions unless forced.

      They propose:

      • Better union access to workplaces.
      • The banning of zero hours contracts.
      • Stronger laws to protect supply chain workers.
      • Ending “bogus” self-employment.
    2. In a joint statement with the GMB union, the TUC called on the government to improve workers’ conditions through an upcoming employment bill but also to force Amazon’s hand by using its powers as a client of the company.

      Trade unions are putting pressure on governmetns as both law maker and major contractor of Amazon

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    1. Amazon is recruiting 'spies' to follow union-leaders, terrorists, and politicians (listed in the same sentence).

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  2. Aug 2020
    1. But in April, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon employees used independent seller data to guide the development of Amazon’s own products. According to the Journal, employees allegedly analyzed the sales and profit margins of products like a car trunk organizer sold by a third-party seller before launching its own competing product. After the report was published, the House Judiciary Committee called on Bezos to testify in light of the story. It’s a good bet that Bezos will be asked about the Journal piece specifically and be forced to explain what the company is doing

      A second problem is that CEOs have been telling half-truths. Who is right?

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  3. Jul 2020
    1. Thank you, Chairman Cicilline, Ranking Member Sensenbrenner, and members of the Subcommittee. I’m Jeff Bezos. I founded Amazon 26 years ago with the long-term mission of making it Earth’s most customer-centric company.

      Pathos - going into stomach of people - related to them - I am one of you - I made it.

      ||Jovan||

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