Delivery Drivers Sue Amazon Over Misclassification, Failure to Pay Overtime and the Minimum Wage

Date: 12 Dec 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the wake of the release of our landmark Amazon report, a story from In These Times‘ labor freelancer Bruce Vail details the impact that Amazon’s growth in our economy has on workers and the way that their expansive network of warehouses depresses wages for those kinds of workers.… Read More

Boulder seeks to keep ‘moral compass’ intact while pursuing 100% renewable electricity

Date: 10 Dec 2016 | posted in: Energy, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the quest for 100% renewable energy, the city of Boulder is looking to recommit themselves to this reality for their community. That’s why the city is fighting a municipalization campaign against their monopoly electric utility, Xcel Energy. In this discussion, Boulder Daily Camera‘s Alex Burness reached out to discuss this topic with renewable energy expert John Farrell.… Read More

Chicago Indie Bookstores Launch Campaign Ahead of Amazon’s Arrival

Date: 8 Dec 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the wake of the release of our landmark Amazon report and the shifts that the e-commerce giant is making into physical retail stores, a local group in Chicago decided to protest against Amazon’s moves in the taking over of our economy. Chicago Tonight, a PBS affiliate in Chicago, cited our Amazon report in their explanation of the group’s concerns.… Read More

What Happens to a Town When Amazon Moves In?

Date: 8 Dec 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the wake of the release of our landmark report on Amazon’s growing stranglehold of our economy, The Nation‘s labor reporter, Michelle Chen, detailed our findings and the impacts that they have on our economy. In her article, Chen details Amazon’s effect on Main Street and competition, generally.… Read More

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