New Report: Amazon’s Fees on Small Businesses Have Soared

Date: 1 Dec 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from ILSR finds that Amazon has exploited its power as a monopoly gatekeeper to impose increasingly steep fees on the independent businesses that sell on its site. Amazon now pockets a 34 percent cut of the revenue earned by independent sellers on its site, up from 19 percent in 2014. Amazon’s steep and growing fees make it nearly impossible for independent sellers to sustain viable businesses. Most fail. … Read More

ILSR Joins New York Labor Unions, Small Businesses, And Community Organizations To Form New Coalition Calling for Legislation to Combat Corporate Power in NY

Date: 10 Nov 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Today, ILSR joined labor organizations, small business owners, and community organizations to rally outside an Amazon bookstore and offices to launch a new statewide coalition, New Yorkers for a Fair Economy (NYFE), which aims to hold powerful corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, Apple, and Google accountable for their abusive practices against workers, small businesses, and communities.… Read More

Statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s Vote Approving Legislation to Break Up and Rein In Big Tech

Date: 24 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“There’s no doubt in my mind that American democracy will ultimately prevail over the outsized power of Big Tech,” said ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell. “Today’s bipartisan vote was a clear sign of the gathering momentum to break up Amazon and the other tech giants.”… Read More

Statement: New Federal Legislation to Rein in Big Tech is a Major Step Forward

Date: 11 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Read ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell’s statement in response to today’s release of legislation by the House Judiciary Committee designed to address the outsized power and destructive harms of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook.… Read More

Historic Antitrust Legislation to Rein in Dominant Corporations Heads For Approval in New York State Senate

Date: 7 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the New York State Senate prepares to pass historic legislation today, a broad coalition of unions, industry associations, workers, and small business owners applauded the Senate’s expected approval of the bill, and called on the New York State Assembly to vote on the 21st Century Antitrust Act before the legislative session concludes at the end of the week.… Read More

Small Business Rising Coalition Applauds New York’s Landmark Antitrust Bill

Date: 4 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Small Business Rising, a coalition representing more than 150,000 independent businesses, signaled its strong support for groundbreaking antitrust legislation being considered by the New York State legislature. If approved, the bill would dramatically level the playing field for independent business owners and put New York at the forefront of antitrust enforcement in the nation.… Read More

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