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For more than a decade, researchers at The SOC have produced different resources including surveys of workers and consumers and in-depth reports.
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Reports and Policy Briefs
Reports
The Injury Machine: How Amazon’s Production System Hurts Workers

Read the report in PDF format Workers at Amazon facilities sustained more than 34,000 serious injuries on the job in 2021—leading to a serious injury rate at Amazon warehouses that is more than twice as high as the rate at non-Amazon warehouses, according to a new report released by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC). This…

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Hidden Pandemic: Amazon’s Secrecy And Obstruction During The COVID-19 Crisis

A new report released by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) shows that Amazon, despite having announced publicly in October 2020 that it had identified nearly 20,000 COVID cases nationally among its employees, subsequently reported only 27 cases of “respiratory conditions” (the category in which COVID cases are reported) to OSHA for all of 2020. This…

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SOC Letter to the FTC on Proposed Merger of Amazon.com, Inc. and MGM

Click here to read the letter in PDF format   Via USPS and Electronic Mail August 11, 2021   Holly Vedova, Acting Director Bureau of Competition Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20580 antitrust@ftc.gov   Re:  Proposed Merger of Amazon.com, Inc. and MGM Dear Director Vedova, The Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) is…

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Primed for Pain

Amazon’s Epidemic of Workplace Injuries Workers at Amazon facilities sustained more than 24,000 serious injuries in 2020, resulting in a serious injury rate nearly two times the non-Amazon warehousing and storage industry, the report released by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) shows. The report, which analyzes new data submitted by Amazon to the U.S. Occupational…

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NCAA v Shawn Alston et al. Brief

The Sherman Act protects sellers of goods and services, including workers who sell their labor, from powerful purchasers. Gregory J. Werden, Monopsony and the Sherman Act: Consumer Welfare in a New Light, 74 Antitrust L.J. 707, 714 (2007). Senator Sherman himself stated that trusts and monopolies “regulate prices at their will, depress the price of…

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Franchise Rule, 16 CFR 436, Comment, Matter No. R511003

The Service Employees International Union and Change to Win hereby submit an update of a petition we submitted almost exactly five years ago, requesting that the Commission investigate and address long-standing problems in the franchise industry. The Service Employees International Union unites two million diverse members working in healthcare, the public sector, and property services…

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Byrd v McDonald’s Complaint

Plaintiffs, James Byrd, Jr. and Darrell Byrd (“Plaintiffs”), individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated individuals (collectively referred to as, “Class Members” or the “Class”), by and through undersigned counsel, hereby file this Class Action Complaint, based on Plaintiffs’ personal knowledge and upon information and belief as to the Class, against Defendants, McDonald’s…

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Crawford v McDonald’s Complaint

CASE NO.: JURY TRIAL DEMANDED 1:20-cv-05132 Plaintiffs, Christine Crawford, Delores Crawford, Juneth N. Daniel, Yves Dominique, Van Jakes, Ralph King, Keith Manning, Kenneth Manning, Dawn Mussenden, Laetitia Johnson, Carrie Salone, Floyd Sims, Larry Brown, John Mason, Ronnie Thornton, Lisa Gunter, f/k/a Lisa McKenzie, Mitchell McGuire, Lois McGuire, Hayes Ferrell, Yvonne Knox, Arthur Scott, Errol Service,…

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Unions’ Submission to the FTC re Amazon

Our organizations, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Communications Workers of America, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Change to Win, represent millions of working people across all industries and sectors of the economy. In February, we petitioned the Commission to use its power under Section 6(b) of the Federal Trade Commission…

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