The retailer has joined a growing corporate campaign to abolish government regulation and restore the open dictatorship of management.
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Amazon worker in Canada, forced outside in freezing conditions during fire alarm, dies of heart attack
According to his obituary, Paulo DeSouza Bezerra succumbed to a heart attack shortly after standing outside in the bitter cold. Bezerra, 50, who emigrated from Brazil, leaves behind his wife of 25 years and a young son.
Amazon has begun testing a humanoid robot called Digit, designed to handle tote processing that is currently the responsibility of human workers, and it is experimenting with a robotic arm called Sparrow with a similar goal of reducing the amount of repetitive tasks employees must do.
“The system is rigged against the working class”: US postal workers describe overwork, exhaustion caused by Amazon package delivery
”Some of us started wearing diapers to work, since our Postmaster has pointed out that there are no bathroom breaks listed in the contract,” one worker wrote. “We are working an 18-hour non-stop shift, and we are being forced to choose between eating and going to the bathroom.”
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The case for building rank-and-file strike committees at Toronto’s York University: A reply to a reader
Under conditions in which major struggles by workers increasingly take the form of a rebellion against the union apparatus, which works tirelessly to suppress the class struggle, defenders of the union bureaucracy invariably come forward to insist that this time, everything will be different.
A group of teachers from the northern and western working-class suburbs of Melbourne overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional freedom of imprisoned journalist Julian Assange.
Despite the militancy of the rank and file and immense public support, the nationalist pro-capitalist unions succeeded in running our struggle into the ground. If we are to prevail, the rank-and-file must build new organizations of struggle that fight to mobilize the social power of the working class, industrially and politically.
After the “ratification” of the CFA contract
No doubt there were many people opposed to the contract and who wanted to continue the strike who voted “yes” or abstained, since the ballot stated a “no” vote meant accepting terms imposed by management.