Amazon has a business plan that destroys not just your job, but your ability to sue when the products you purchase are defective. The Amazon business plan focuses on putting brick and mortar stores out of business along with American jobs.
Brick and mortar sales for Christmas were down and along with outrageous student loan debt young shoppers can’t seem to get inside of a physical store plan. That’s fine with Amazon because after enough of those stores close Amazon will sell even lower quality goods while raising the price of what they do sell. At that point shoppers won’t have an opportunity to floor shop to evaluate the quality of the goods or experience how well it works before buying. Shoppers won’t be able to sue or file claims (forced arbitration with foreign manufacturers) and will be stuck buying the same items repeatedly with no recourse for defective products. Customer service will simple tell shoppers to contact the manufacturer or the buy high priced low service extended warranties. Lawyers will tell consumers are hands are tied by the mandatory arbitration contracts they agree to in the fine print of paperwork you signed. Venue for the arbitration might as well be on Mars.
Amazon’s business plan is an end game that destroys jobs for young adults while making Jeff Bezo’s and some Asian factory owner extraordinarily wealthy. Amazon’s management even has their workers fooled.
Union vote falls short at Amazon fulfillment center
Bloomberg: A majority of a group of 27 technicians at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Middletown, Del., voted to reject an initiative to form a union under the auspices of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, a union spokesman said. The vote was 21 to 6. The vote, the first of its kind at an Amazon fulfillment center, occurred after electricians, machinists and other engineers said they were unhappy about limited opportunities for promotion and a constantly rotating chain of managers. Amazon hired a law firm to fight the organizing effort. Amazon has successfully fought unionization efforts in the U.S. for years. In 2000, workers at a customer-service call center in Seattle lobbied to form a union and met with stiff resistance from the company. Amazon ultimately closed the facility.
A long-term change in shopper habits has reduced store traffic—perhaps permanently—and shifted pricing power away from malls and big-box retailers.
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