“Consumers lose when corporate giants like Amazon fix prices to increase their profits,” the statement emphasized. “Today’s action promotes product innovation and consumer choice.”
“Getting screwed by Amazon really radicalized me in a way,” McGah explained. “Amazon was not acting in good faith… treating its employees like garbage, and skirting labor law.”
Criticism of Amazon’s business model has exploded in recent years as workers have begun to speak out about the grueling schedules and often humiliating conditions.
“Amazon has thus prevented third-party sellers from associating the Prime label with offers not managed with FBA,” those functions being “crucial” for sellers.
“You should worry about the tornado situation more,” wrote one user. “Will any of your Amazon workers ever take the flight?” said another in response to his asinine post.
“It’s that what-if situation: what if they would have let him leave? He could have made it home,” she lamented, saying later that their children were not coping well with the loss.
The option “make history” urges workers to pick up one million products, and one of the comments said the board is an example of the “gamification of underpaid work.”
“If Amazon is trying to eat the world, it’s also bringing many disparate sets of workers and activists and communities together to fight against them,” a Jacobin staff writer pointed out.
“The pandemic has exposed how Amazon places profits ahead of workers, society, and our planet,” the coalition stated in its demands document. “It is time to Make Amazon Pay.”
Amazon claims it’s worthy of subsidies because it created over 400,000 jobs last year, but a study found that they attracted staff from other employers, thus leading to no net job gains.