U.S. labor board says Amazon illegally fired employees over criticism of working conditions

Amazon.com Inc illegally fired two employees who advocated for better working conditions during the pandemic, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board has found. The online retailer last year terminated the employment of Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, who accused the company of enforcing policies in a discriminatory fashion and having vague rules that “chill and… Read More U.S. labor board says Amazon illegally fired employees over criticism of working conditions

Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccination for its U.S. front-line employees, it said on Thursday, as companies step up efforts to get their workers immunized against the coronavirus. The e-commerce company, which has also been testing employees for COVID-19, said that on-site vaccination programs would first start in Missouri, Nevada, and Kansas and… Read More Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

Parler files new lawsuit against Amazon over hosting issues

Social media app Parler has dropped its federal case against Amazon.com Inc for cutting off its web-hosting services and filed a separate lawsuit against the company and its web services unit in a Washington state court, according to court documents from late Tuesday. The new lawsuit filed by Parler, which was first reported by NPR,… Read More Parler files new lawsuit against Amazon over hosting issues

New York attorney general files lawsuit against Amazon over worker safety issues around coronavirus pandemic

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday over its handling of worker safety issues around the COVID-19 pandemic at two warehouses, just days after the retailer filed its own lawsuit seeking to block her case. In a complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, James said Amazon’s drive… Read More New York attorney general files lawsuit against Amazon over worker safety issues around coronavirus pandemic

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces resignation as chief executive

Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO and become executive chairman, naming the head of its lucrative cloud computing division as successor in a sign of the company’s transformation from web retailer to internet conglomerate. This summer, Bezos, 57, will hand the keys of the world’s largest online retailer to Andy Jassy,… Read More Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces resignation as chief executive

U.S. judge rejects Parler bid for Amazon to restore its web hosting services

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s demand that Amazon.com Inc restore web hosting services for the social media platform, which Amazon had cut off following the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler was unlikely to prove Amazon breached its contract or violated antitrust law… Read More U.S. judge rejects Parler bid for Amazon to restore its web hosting services

Amazon, five others face lawsuit over alleged inflation of eBooks prices

Amazon.com Inc was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday accusing the e-commerce giant of inflating the prices of ebooks in collusion with some publishers. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon and the five largest U.S. publishers, collectively called the ‘Big Five’, agreed to price restraints that cause consumers to overpay for eBooks purchased from them… Read More Amazon, five others face lawsuit over alleged inflation of eBooks prices

Parler urges U.S. judge to order Amazon to restore its account

Parler urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to order Amazon.com Inc to restore the company’s account, saying Amazon had no evidence the social media platform was used to incite last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol. At a hearing in Seattle federal court, Parler’s lawyer, David Groesbeck, said the company would suffer irreparable harm if… Read More Parler urges U.S. judge to order Amazon to restore its account