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Protesters Pressure Amazon With Black Friday Actions

Various groups call for treating employees better, paying taxes, cutting emissions

(Newser) - A coalition of organizations protested at Amazon buildings in the US and Europe on Friday, causing scattered disruptions on one of the company's busiest days. Separately, the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked access to distribution centers in the UK, the BBC reports, and said at least 30 of its...

Amazon Relents on Remote Working
Amazon Again Shifts
on Return to Offices
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Amazon Again Shifts on Return to Offices

Many workers can stay home indefinitely unless they're needed at the office, new policy says

(Newser) - Update: Amazon told tech and office workers Monday that many of them can keep working from home, a switch from the most recent edict that they'd have to come in at least three days a week starting in January. The new policy will be in effect indefinitely, an internal...

Macy's Sues to Keep Amazon Off Giant NYC Billboard

Retailer wants to block competitor from taking over space next to flagship store

(Newser) - Macy's has filed a lawsuit against the company that owns the giant billboard next to its flagship Manhattan store, fighting to prevent Amazon from taking over the advertising space that carried Macy's name for almost 60 years. In the lawsuit, filed last week in state Supreme Court in...

Amazon Is Hiring 40K Tech, Corporate Workers in US

'There are so many people who are thinking about different and new jobs,' Jassy says

(Newser) - Amazon is going on another hiring spree. The company said Wednesday that it plans to hire 55,000 people around the world, with about 40,000 of those roles in the US, the AP reports. Amazon said all the open roles are for tech jobs and corporate positions. Separately, the...

Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear
Amazon Delivery Thwarted
by Entitled Bear
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Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear

We doubt the black bear could use the TP it swiped off a Conn. resident's porch, but A for effort

(Newser) - Last month, the Hearst Connecticut Media editorial board asked a pointed question: "Can we talk about all these bears in CT?" But while the board expressed concern about the 5,500-plus bear sightings in the state this year—more than double the number from 10 years ago—it didn'...

Amazon Makes Big Change to Complaints Policy

It will now compensate customers injured by faulty third-party products

(Newser) - Amazon is no longer trying to stay completely out of the process when people are injured by faulty products sold on its website by third parties. In a change to the company's return and complaints policy announced Tuesday, Amazon said that people who are injured or have their property...

Pentagon Calls Off Deal With Microsoft That Went to Court

Amazon complained about cloud computing contract that could pay $10B

(Newser) - The Pentagon said Tuesday it canceled a disputed cloud computing contract with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $10 billion. The Defense Department will instead pursue a deal with both Microsoft and Amazon and possibly other cloud service providers, the AP reports. "With the shifting technology environment, it...

Teamsters Vote to Sign Up Amazon
Teamsters Decide
to Organize Amazon

Teamsters Decide to Organize Amazon

Union says company threatens working standards at other delivery services

(Newser) - One of the nation's largest unions is aiming to unionize Amazon workers. Representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union that represents 1.4 million workers, voted on Thursday to make organizing Amazon workers a priority. That means it will create a division focused on Amazon and set...

Amazon Is About to Take and Share a Slice of Your Internet
Amazon Has Plans to Share
Your Internet on June 8
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Amazon Has Plans to Share Your Internet on June 8

Here's what to know about Amazon Sidewalk and how to opt out

(Newser) - If you have an Amazon Echo or Ring security camera, the clock is ticking: You have six days to opt out of your device being lumped into a shared wireless network. Known as Amazon Sidewalk, the plan is one geared toward making sure Amazon's smart home devices have connectivity...

Amazon Doesn't Care About Jobseekers' Pot Use Anymore

Country's second-largest private employer will no longer test applicants for cannabis

(Newser) - Amazon said Tuesday that it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana. The company, the second-largest private employer in the US behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it. The AP reports that in March, a New York man sued...

Outrage After 8th Noose Found at Amazon Site

'There's no way this should be happening in Connecticut in 2021'

(Newser) - After a seventh noose was found at a warehouse construction site in Connecticut last week, Amazon closed the Windsor site for the weekend to install extra security measures as police and the FBI investigated the incident as a possible hate crime. Community leaders expressed outrage after an eighth noose was...

Bezos Picks 'Sentimental' Date to Step Down as CEO

He will hand the reins to Andy Jassy on July 5

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos won't be returning to work as Amazon's CEO after the Fourth of July weekend. Bezos, who announced his departure in February but didn't set a date, said during Wednesday's annual shareholder meeting that Andy Jassy, head of Amazon's cloud-computing service, will take over...

DC Sues Amazon Over Price Leverage
DC Sues Amazon
Over Price Leverage

DC Sues Amazon Over Price Leverage

Filing targets 'most favored nation' clauses affecting marketplace

(Newser) - Saying that Amazon keeps marketplace prices up by preventing sellers from offering better deals on other sites, the District of Columbia has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the company. The provisions, called "most favored nation" clauses, won't allow sellers to even offer lower prices on their own websites,...

Amazon Halts Warehouse Build After 7th Noose Is Found

Local police are working with FBI and state authorities on 'potential' hate crimes

(Newser) - Amazon has temporarily shut down a new warehouse construction site in Connecticut after a seventh noose was found hanging over a beam, a series of incidents local police called potential hate crimes. Another rope tied like a noose was discovered Wednesday at the site in Windsor, about 10 miles north...

Amazon to Raise Pay for 500K Workers After Union Battle

Company says the idea is to attract more employees

(Newser) - Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to give more than 500,000 of its workers a raise as it seeks to attract new workers. The online shopping giant, which already pays new hires at least $15 an hour, said it will start increasing pay between 50 cents an hour to...

Anti-Union Side Takes Lead in Amazon Vote

Alabama vote is tilting more than 2 to 1 against unionizing workers

(Newser) - Amazon is heading into the final stretch of a union push in Bessemer, Alabama, with a sizeable lead over labor organizers. With nearly half the ballots counted Thursday night, 1,100 warehouse workers had rejected the union while 463 voted in favor of it. The count will resume Friday morning...

Amazon Tells GOP Senators Why It Stopped Selling Book

GOP senators demanded answers on 'When Harry Became Sally' ban

(Newser) - Amazon has responded to Republican lawmakers who demanded to know why it had stopped selling When Harry Became Sally, a controversial book on transgender issues. In a letter to four Republican senators, the company said the book, which came out in 2018, was recently removed because "we have chosen...

After Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, Demand Spikes

Other Seuss titles are topping bestseller lists, while 6 yanked ones are hot on eBay

(Newser) - A decision by the company that controls the Dr. Seuss name to no longer publish or sell six books in its portfolio doesn't seem to have hurt the brand. USA Today reports that, as of Thursday morning, Dr. Seuss books are selling like hotcakes online: On Amazon's bestseller...

Amazon Changes Logo That 'Looked Like Hitler'

'Looks like a happy little cardboard Adolf to me'

(Newser) - Amazon changed its app logo earlier this year—then changed it again following complaints that it looked too much like Adolf Hitler. The logo that replaced the old image of a shopping trolley showed ripped blue tape over Amazon's smile logo, which reminded some users of Hitler's toothbrush...

New York Sues Amazon Over Alleged COVID Shortcomings
New York Sues Amazon Over
'Deficient' COVID Response
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New York Sues Amazon Over 'Deficient' COVID Response

Suit filed by AG Letitia James also alleges it retaliated against an NYC worker

(Newser) - "Amazon's extreme profits and exponential growth rate came at the expense of the lives, health, and safety of its frontline workers." So claims a lawsuit filed against the company by the state of New York, which alleges Amazon both failed to put in place COVID safeguards for...

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