Walmart, Amazon simultaneously add prescription discounts to membership perks

By Ben Unglesbee Source: Health Care Dive Walmart's membership service drew comparisons to Amazon's Prime before Walmart+ was made public. But for Walmart, any contrasts it can draw are likely more important than similarities, such as free shipping. With Amazon offering drug discounts of its own through Prime in a [...]

2021-06-10T18:16:40+00:00June 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Alabama Amazon Workers Say They’re Fed Up and Not Taking It Anymore

This article was produced by Capital & Main, an award-winning nonprofit journalism outfit. It is republished here with permission. By Kelly Candaele The union organizing drive at the mammoth Amazon “fulfillment center” in Bessemer, located 20 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, has the feel of both a social and religious movement. [...]

2021-05-13T15:04:22+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Amazon Workers Consider Unionizing at Several More U.S. Sites

Inspired by the high-profile campaign to unionize an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Alabama, workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver and Southern California have begun exploring ways to form unions at their own Amazon facilities. The Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is leading the drive in Bessemer, Alabama, says it has heard from 1,000 [...]

2021-05-13T15:04:37+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Tags: |

How Amazon Crushes Unions

Five years ago, Amazon was compelled to post a “notice to employees” on the break-room walls of a warehouse in east-central Virginia. The notice was printed simply, in just two colors, and crammed with words. But for any worker who bothered to look closely, it was a remarkable declaration. Amazon [...]

2021-05-13T15:04:38+00:00March 16th, 2021|Tags: , |
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