News From: Amazon

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 29, 2020

Amazon Employees Put Jobs on the Line Over Climate Change

Workers at Amazon are putting their jobs on the line to speak out against the company's destruction of the planet. On Sunday, 250 employees who make up the Amazon Employees for Climate Justice,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 06, 2019

Podcast: How Amazon is Killing Workers

Injuries are sky-high at the Amazon facility in Staten Island and deaths are up in the last year nationwide. At the same time, union construction sites are proving to be the safest around, maybe the...

by Brian Young | on Dec 03, 2019

Staten Island Amazon's Staggering Injury Rate

The holiday shopping season is here and over the Thanksgiving weekend, millions of people logged onto Amazon to get the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Once that new TV is ordered, the...

by Labor Press | on Oct 24, 2019

Union Needed to Remedy Dangers at Amazon Warehouse

This post was written by Labor Press A newly-released safety report coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Amazon’s sprawling 855,000 square foot warehouse on Staten Island recommends...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 08, 2019

Amazon Strike Planned for Prime Day

Prime Day has turned into one of Amazon’s biggest money making days of the year. They get you in with great deals on all of the junk that they couldn’t sell over the previous year and...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 14, 2019

Raises and Bonuses Aren't Enough

Facebook and Amazon have become two of the largest companies in the world over the last decade. Amazon is the third largest retailer in the United States while Facebook has over 1 billion daily user...

by Press and Media | on Apr 12, 2019

Bank of America Raises Minimum Wage to $20

Although the Senate and Trump are refusing to raise the minimum wage, Bank of America and Amazon are increasing their companies wages and pushing their competitors to do the same. Below are two...

by birchy82 | on Mar 22, 2019

Amazon Fires Employee for Union Organizing

The New York Times is reporting that Amazon is doing everything they can to stop a union at the Staten Island NY warehouse, including firing pro-union employees.

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 04, 2019

What Union is Qualified to Organize Amazon?

Oh, Amazon, what to do with you. First, you innovated e-commerce to become the world’s largest Internet retailer, and at the same time, you did your best to thwart organized labor at every...

by Brian Young | on Feb 13, 2019

Listen: LaGrange talking Amazon on America's Workforce Radio

On Tuesday, UCOMM's Kris LaGrange went on America's Workforce Radio to speak about Amazon’s HQ2 in New York City during his time on AWF. He discussed Amazon’s vice president...