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Amazon Labor Union rallies support in Arizona ahead of labor board hearing

The Amazon Labor Union held a rally in Phoenix on Monday ahead of a National Labor Relations Board hearing to examine the legitimacy of the ALU’s victory in New York and outlined concerns about the daily heat Arizonan Amazon workers face.... Read more»

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Analysis

Amazon, Starbucks and the sparking of a new American union movement

Inspired by pro-union sentiment in political movements, individuals are spearheading the efforts for workplace reform rather than professional union organizers - indeed, one would be hard pressed to find many experienced organizers among the recent successful campaigns. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Bezos buys a bridge

Bridges are literally crumbling and falling apart in the United States from decades of neglect. One of President Joe Biden’s accomplishments was the infrastructure package he signed into law last November. On the same day the president was visiting Pittsburgh, a bridge in that city collapsed. Over 45,000 bridges in this nation have been graded in “poor condition.”... Read more»

Nursing homes bleed staff as Amazon lures low-wage workers with prime packages

The nursing home industry has long employed high school graduates to feed, bathe, toilet and tend to dependent and disabled seniors - but facilities that sit near Amazon’s colossal distribution centers are outgunned in the bidding war for employees.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Burning morals at both ends

There have been accusations that employees of a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, and an Amazon Warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois were threatened with termination if they left work during a tornado. Other employees have disputed the accusations. ... Read more»

Oil from Amazon rainforest goes to California refineries, airlines, retailers & fleets

A new report has pinpointed California as the destination for half of the oil drilled in the environmentally fragile Amazon rainforest, just one day after a high court in Ecuador overruled a resource extraction project that violated the constitutional rights of nature.... Read more»

Backed by millions in public & private cash, rapid COVID tests are coming to stores near you

Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter COVID tests could allow desk workers to settle back into their cubicles and make it easier to reopen schools and travel. Corporate giants and startups alike plan to offer a dizzying array of test options, most costing between $10 and $110.... Read more»

Potent rhino pills outlast anything–even the arrest of their creator

Despite the arrest of their creator, rhino pills, over-the-counter sex supplements for men, continue to be sold despite troubling side effects. In rare cases, people who took the pills have suffered life-threatening injuries. Some researchers question why the FDA hasn’t cracked down further on products it knows are in violation of the law.... Read more»

8 ways to teach kids to manage money as coronavirus keeps families at home

With Arizona schools closed indefinitely, children have plenty of time on their hands – and parents are looking for teachable moments. One subject that’s not taught in most schools is money and how to earn it, spend it, share it and save it.... Read more»

Employee at Tucson Amazon warehouse tests positive for COVID-19

A worker at Amazon's Tucson-area fulfillment center has tested positive for COVID-19, company representatives said. ... Read more»

How Amazon hooked America on fast delivery while avoiding responsibility for crashes

Our investigation found Amazon escapes responsibility for its role in deaths and serious injuries even though the company keeps a tight grip on how third-party delivery drivers do their jobs. ... Read more»

Fires in the Amazon: Arizona researchers determine what’s true, what’s not

This year’s fires have gained enormous attention because of their number and size but have touched off a slew of misinformation.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Pima County: Amazon a great addition to growing logistics hub

Pima County Economic Development Director John Moffatt: "We welcome Amazon to the region and are grateful to our private-sector partners who made the move possible. But let’s also give credit to Pima County’s leaders who had the vision over the years to work with the private sector to help make our region ready to compete for these businesses."... Read more»1

Amazon plans to bring 1,500 jobs to Tucson isn't the only good economic news

Amazon's pick of Tucson for a distribution center that will employ 1,500 people next year is just the latest sign that our economy is steadily improving.The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity said metro Tucson has gained 5,300 jobs over the past year. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Google Assistant coming for thousands of Tucson jobs

Artificial intelligence is an economic asteroid we can all see coming, so voters must question our civic leaders right now about that issue as the bot industry draws one of its first beads on a leading Tucson industry.... Read more»

Amazon confirms massive Tucson warehouse plans

Amazon has confirmed a TucsonSentinel.com report from March that the company is building a giant distribution center on the Southeast Side. The company will hire about 1,500 workers here.... Read more»5

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