Saturday, September 14, 2019

Never trust the boss

A month after the richest man in the world signed a pledge to invest in workers, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos cut benefits for part-time workers at his grocery chain Whole Foods. The decision will affect 1,900 of the business's 95,000 workers—the ones who work part-time, or around 20 hours a week.

Bezos's decision shouldn't come as a surprise says writer Elon Green. "Recall that one of Bezos's first acts as publisher of The Washington Post was to cut his staff's retirement benefits."

The hypocrisy of Bezos proves why workers should never put trust in the words of CEOs but instead push for lasting changes to uphold their interests and those of their coworkers through strong unionization.

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