Last night, the news broke that—despite months of pretending this wasn’t a forgone conclusion and that the next HQ really could be in Nowhere, USA if the local bureaucrats would just conscript every resident into working in a warehouse—Amazon is expanding to both Long Island City in Queens and Arlington, VA.
Today, Amazon confirmed what had long been set in stone: New York and Northern Virginia will both be the future homes of its new headquarters, known as HQ2.
Jeff Bezos recently caved to pressure and raised the minimum wage for Amazon employees to $15 an hour. For this episode of Divided, we took to the streets of New York to talk to people about the decision, and about whether the minimum wage is even enough.
Trinket magnate Jeff Bezos, America’s richest man, has made a very public charity donation of a $2 billion. The number sounds big, doesn’t it? In fact, it is a disgrace. Let us demonstrate:
Bald industrialist Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon and America’s richest man, has officially waded into the midterms with a $10 million PAC donation. It is reflective of his absolute inability to spend money in a socially good way.
A new report from the Guardian details the fate of Amazon workers who get injured on the job and can’t keep up with its unrelenting pace. It reveals a horrifying pattern of Amazon refusing to file employees worker’s compensation and cutting off paid leave unexpectedly. They then reportedly pressure employees to sign…
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If you can’t work up any outrage at being ripped off by the richest man in America, how do you ever expect to win anything?
On Thursday, about 400 staffers at the Washington Post signed an open letter to their newspaper’s owner, Jeff Bezos, politely suggesting that he’s being a cheapskate in their union’s ongoing contract negotiations. From the letter:
Less than a month after passing a plan to raise taxes on large companies based in the city—in order to increase funding for services aimed at the city’s growing homeless population—the Seattle city government scuttled the tax, cowing to pressure from Amazon and Starbucks.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced today that he will step down from the company later this month. Rather than deciding to retire to a private island with no Wi-Fi for the rest of his days, as I would, Schultz said he’s keeping the door open for “public service” in the future, which was widely interpreted as a…
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of $127 billion. Meanwhile, a staggering number of Amazon’s warehouse employees depend on food stamps to stay alive.
Envoys for Amazon are now fanning out across the United States and Canada to evaluate 20 cities vying to house its new headquarters. In competing to give Jeff Bezos the sweetest possible incentive package, state and city leaders are thirsting to provide corporate welfare on a massive scale. Yet local residents have…
As the sinister aims of rightwing media conglomerates like Sinclair Broadcast Group begin to resonate with the public, an infuriating trend is emerging: people pleading for a liberal billionaire to save us from the conservative billionaires.
Three companies that we all know, love, and trust—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase—have decided that they will band together to create some sort of independent healthcare company for their employees.
The narrative casting Jeff Bezos as a transformative media baron reached new heights in 2017. His Washington Post consistently set the political agenda while claiming two straight years of profitability. Bezos himself glowed on the red carpet as an improbable journalism hero when Steven Spielberg’s The Post, a …
Kneel, once-great American cities! Debase yourselves before your god, The Amazon Corporation! Lo—Jeff Bezos is your lord, and your city’s mayor is his humble servant!