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The Disappearing White-Collar Job

Chip Cutter and Harriet Torry The Wall Street Journal
A once-in-a-generation convergence of technology and pressure to operate more efficiently has corporations saying many lost jobs may never return.

Who Is Essential Now?

Bryce Covert The Nation
Workers at companies that offer poor pay and unsafe working conditions now know they are essential. And many expect to be treated that way.


Some Instacart, Amazon Workers Strike as Jobs Get Riskier

Alexandra Olson and Mae Anderson Associated Press
Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers have walked off the job to demand greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.


Whole Foods Market, Amazon and Inhospitable Hospitality

Gary Herman Union Solidarity International
With Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods, everything about the company is changing. But there remains one constant: Whole Foods still intends to be “100 percent union-free”. The hostility to worker rights that the two companies share is the future they envision for the entire hospitality industry.

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Whole Foods and the Failure of “Conscious Capitalism”

Nicole Aschoff The Guardian
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, the guru of “conscious capitalism,” has long argued the Whole Foods supermarket chain runs on a business model of creativity and innovation that outsmarts the competitive pressures of capitalism’s for-profit system . But, there is no “fix” to the corporate compulsion to produce more, more cheaply, for more profit. It’s written into capitalism’s DNA. And today the chain is floundering and a potential buyout is on the horizon.
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