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Amazon news and analysis from The Nation
August 3, 2021
Sell This Book!
Corporate publishing wants to turn all readers into renters. We’re trying to stop them.
July 9, 2021
Meet MacKenzie Scott, Our New Good Billionaire
With Bill Gates in disgrace, oligarchy's apologists have been pushing Scott as a replacement. But is Jeff Bezos's ex-wife really an improvement?
June 22, 2021
Appointing Lina Khan May Be the Best Thing Joe Biden Has Done
Massive corporations have wielded extraordinary power over our economy for the past 40 years. That’s about to end. Why? Because there’s a new sheriff in town.
June 22, 2021
Amazon’s Investments in Israel Reveal Complicity in Settlements and Military Operations
Before you click buy on Prime Day, consider Amazon’s role in terrorizing Palestinians.
Spencer Louis Potiker
May 19, 2021
Was the Failed Union Drive in Bessemer a Net Positive for the Labor Movement?
Will it demonstrate the need for labor law reform—or will it scare workers away from organizing?
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April 27, 2021
What Next for Amazon Workers?
How labor can leverage the current antitrust revival to advance unionization at Amazon and other giant corporations.
April 19, 2021
Representative Mark Pocan on Amazon and ‘the Arrogance of Corporations That Get Too Big’
The Wisconsin representative whom Amazon attacked talks about the company’s self-serving apology, the Bessemer union vote, and the PRO Act.
April 15, 2021
Organizing at Amazon: What Went Wrong?
Jane McAlevey on the fight in Bessemer, plus Amy Wilentz on Hunter Biden.
Start Making Sense
April 14, 2021
How to Lose a Union Drive
The failed campaign to organize Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., holds key lessons. Whether organizers learn them is another matter.
April 9, 2021
Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign
The warning signs of defeat were everywhere.