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This past week was Amazon Prime Day, the newly minted capitalist holiday where the world’s biggest retailer offers sweet deals on a random day of its choosing and its workers pay the price. This year, though, Amazon Prime Day was the target of action around the world, and we bring you some updates from some of those actions, from Germany to right here in the United States.
We also hear from a Seattle nanny on the new domestic worker bill of rights in that city, from workers fighting poison pesticides, think about what climate change means for people who work in the heat, and talk to someone from Mark Janus’s former union about Janus’s new job. For Argh, we consider mass layoffs as class warfare, and look at Trump’s Supreme Court nominee’s class prejudice.
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Americans already living EPA rollbacks under Pruitt. See the list (The Morning Call)
Seattle City Council passes new labor standards for domestic workers (Curbed Seattle)
As Climate Heats Up, Government Must Protect Workers From Heat (UFW Foundation)
Warehouse workers bring fight for better wages, conditions to Amazon (northjersey.com)
Warehouse Workers Stand Up Code of Conduct (Warehouse Workers Stand Up)
Argh, I Wish I’d Written That!
Michelle: Andrew Strom, Brett Kavanaugh, “Common Sense,” and Class Prejudice (On Labor)
Sarah: Albert Burneko, How Is This Shit Legal (Deadspin)