Business

Amazon workers at UK warehouse stop work to protest pay

More than 700 Amazon warehouse workers in England staged a protest Thursday in a dispute over pay, in the latest sign of workplace friction stoked by Britain's cost of living crisis and a growing discontent among employees ...

Machine learning & AI

Applying fictitious AI to the real world

Seeing a world increasing its reliance on artificial intelligence, or AI, LSU Ph.D. candidate Zita HĂĽsing decided to take a closer look at AI through fiction. Using the fictional androids seen in the movie "Blade Runner," ...

Business

New York bill targets Amazon's use of productivity quotas

New York lawmakers have passed a bill targeting the use of warehouse productivity quotas in the state, a move aiming to curtail metrics employed by Amazon that has come under more scrutiny in the past few years.

Business

New York Amazon workers deal setback to union drive

Workers at an Amazon facility in New York have roundly voted against unionization—dealing a setback to a burgeoning organized labor movement one month after a landmark win at a nearby warehouse.

Business

Amazon reports rare quarterly loss as online shopping slows

Amazon reported its first quarterly loss since 2015 on Thursday, its money-making juggernaut stalled by a slowdown in pandemic-induced online shopping and a huge write-down of its investment in an electric-vehicle startup.

Business

Amazon union could face a tough road ahead after victory

In the aftermath of their hard-won labor victory, Amazon workers in the New York City borough of Staten Island popped Champagne, cheered their victory and danced in celebration. But their jovial attitude will be tested by ...

Business

Amazon CEO Jassy says he wants to improve warehouse safety

In his first letter to Amazon shareholders, CEO Andy Jassy offered a defense of the wages and benefits the company gives its warehouse workers while also vowing to improve injury rates inside the facilities.

Business

Amazon to fight union's win in NY labor election

Amazon told a federal agency it will file "substantial" objections to last week's worker election in New York that established the company's first union in the United States, according to a filing released Thursday.

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