Labor Theory and Amazon Assignment

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Read the articles on Amazon in the folder Capitalist Dynamics and short answer in a sentence or two each of the questions below. There are a couple additional articles one that looks how working class politics is being played out between the Democrats and some Republicans and another that interviews a number of the Amazon workers. You can read them for additional background.

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I. From Amazon Keeps Getting Sued for Paying Drivers Less Than Minimum Wage …..about Amazon’s delivery strategies

How has Amazon sought to increase the rate of exploitation? Consider various ways they altered the length of workday, wages and intensity of labor.

How does Amazon seek to avoid legal culpability for these exploitative practices?

Why does Amazon use delivery service partners and how are they and their drivers connected

to Amazon?

From The Union Vote That Could Change Amazon Forever about the union effort in Bessmer

Alabama

Why are reasons given for forming a union

What is the argument against a union from Amazon’s perspective ?

What tactics has Amazon deployed to avoid the union?

What is meant by a right to work state?

What is Alabama’s minimum wage ?

6. What does Amazon pay? EC Who pushed Amazon to increase wages to $15 an hour

7. How does the low minimum wage in Alabama affect labor’s negotiating position?

Extra CreditIn a paragraph or two

III. In the article The Amazon Union Drive and the Changing Politics of Labor

How is the threat of big tech capital and stepped up efforts of workers to look to unions playing out between some in the Republican Party and Democrats?

https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjpyqm/amazon-keeps-getting-sued-for-paying-drivers-less-than-minimum-wage

How is the threat of big tech capital and stepped up efforts of workers to look to unions playing out between some in the Republican Party and Democrats?

How is the threat of big tech capital and stepped up efforts of workers to look to unions playing out between some in the Republican Party and Democrats?

Extra Credit
In a paragraph or two

What does Amazon pay? EC Who pushed Amazon to increase wages to $15 an hour