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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2017

Amazon And Google May Face Antitrust Scrutiny Under Trump

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-and-google-may-face-antitrust-scrutiny-under-trump/

Forbes – February 8, 2017 By Sally Hubbard Powerful tech platforms have platform privilege – the incentive and ability to prioritize their own products and services over those of competitors. In my last Washington Bytes post, I wrote about Facebook competing against news publishers that depend on its platform to reach customers. In the same way,… Continue reading

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Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Olivia LaVecchia | No Comments | Updated on Feb 7, 2017

How Amazon Undermines Jobs, Wages, and Working Conditions (Fact Sheet)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-workers-fact-sheet/

ILSR and Jobs with Justice partnered to produce a fact sheet that looks at how Amazon is undermining wages and conditions for working people, and driving growing inequality. Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Olivia LaVecchia | No Comments | Updated on Feb 7, 2017

When It Comes to Working People, Amazon Isn’t Innovative at All

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-workers/

When shoppers interact with Amazon, they see an innovator. But behind the scenes, Amazon relies on a labor model that looks a lot more like the past than the future, with fewer reliable jobs, declining wages, and increasing inequality. We’ve partnered with Jobs With Justice to produce an article and fact sheet that breaks down how this powerful corporation is undermining working people — and what we need to do. Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 2, 2017

Press Release: Questions Grow About Amazon’s Impact on U.S. Economy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-questions-grow-about-amazons-impact-on-u-s-economy/

Institute for Local Self-Reliance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday February 2nd, 2017 Contact: Nick Stumo-Langer, stumolanger@ilsr.org, 612-844-1330 Liz Cattaneo, liz@jwj.org, 202-352-3263 From Declining Wages to Stagnant Opportunity, Amazon Drives Alarming Trends As Amazon Prepares to Release Q4 Earnings, Questions Grow About Impact on U.S. Economy Amazon’s earnings on Thursday are expected to show that the corporation… Continue reading

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ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Speaks with The Capitol Forum about Amazon’s Economic Effects

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/stacy-mitchell-speaks-with-the-capitol-forum-about-amazon/

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell recently spoke about the economic impacts of Amazon in a conference call with editors and subscribers of The Capitol Forum, a news and analysis service for policymakers and others involved with issues of market competition. Here are some highlights from the conversation. Continue reading

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Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2017

ILSR’s Report on Amazon Gets a Big Response in the Press

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-coverage-of-amazons-stranglehold-report/

ILSR’s recent report, Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities, has been featured in numerous media stories and has inspired new reporting on the company. Here are a few highlights. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 19, 2017

Amazon And Walmart Are Hiring, But How Good Are These Jobs?

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CBS Money Watch – January 19, 2017

With President-elect Donald Trump proclaiming that he’ll be the “greatest jobs president” for America, it may be no coincidence that some big retailers are announcing plans to ramp up hiring. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2017

Amazon is creating 100,000 U.S. jobs, but at what cost?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-is-creating-100000-u-s-jobs-but-at-what-cost/

USA Today – January 15, 2017 by Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon may have raised the bar very high on jobs-creation ambitions in tech — it pledged Thursday to add 100,000 full-time jobs in the USA by mid-2018. But at what cost? The e-commerce behemoth, which employs 306,800 in full- and part-time jobs worldwide, said the positions are… Continue reading