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35. Amazonification: An Interview with Alex Press

On this week's episode, Grace speaks to Jacobin staff writer Alex Press about Amazon’s worker exploitation, its union busting, and its avoidance of basic regulation in its quest to become the 'everything store' – plus how workers are fighting back.

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‘If Amazon is the key employer in your area, you get used to working a job that destroys your body.’

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On this week’s episode, Grace talks to Alex Press, staff writer at Jacobin, about Amazon’s ruthless exploitation of its workforce, its deeply embedded culture of union busting, and its avoidance of basic labour regulation in its mission to become the ‘everything store’ — as well as how workers are coming together to resist the company.

You can read Alex’s recent work on Amazon and unions here, here, and here.

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Thanks to our producer, Conor Gillies, and Tribune’s designer Kevin Zweerink for their work on this episode. This podcast is supported by the Lipman-Miliband Trust.

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