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Amazon has a clear interest in using this type of threat to intimidate both the current and future locations of its corporate offices to extract additional funds and other economic concessions from them. This is the well-known criminal logic of a mob boss. The clumsy nature of Amazon’s attempted power play may make it less politically effective, but it does not make it less criminal.
Together, two new reports out this week — the Seattle scheduling “baseline” report and the Gap "stable scheduling" study — show the extent of scheduling issues workers face, and the potential for policy change to have a positive impact on workers, their families, their communities... and the businesses where they work. As one manager is quoted: “If you want to have a well functioning team... you need to treat them like they’re a human being.”
Nannies & house cleaners with the Seattle Domestic Workers Alliance will assemble a large-scale display of thousands of diapers and gloves Thursday morning outside Seattle City Hall, each representing one of the thousands of domestic workers in the Seattle area. Then they’ll attend a meeting of the City Council's Housing, Health, Energy & Workers' Rights committee to share their experiences and call for change through a citywide Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.