Jeff Bezos

Report: Amazon Execs Shot Down Worker Safety Initiative Costing 4 Cents a Package

A new report from BuzzFeed News and ProPublica investigates the human costs of Amazon’s extremely fast delivery system. According to the report, the e-commerce giant has sacrificed worker and contractor safety in the name of profit and efficiency, including denying one executive’s safety plan including initiatives like providing more driver breaks, because it would cost Jeff Bezos’ empire 4 cents a package to implement.

Investigator says Amazon chief's phone hacked by Saudis

Jeff Bezos: Big Tech Bosses Need ‘to Say No’ to Activist Employees

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos criticized employee activists recently, stating that Silicon Valley tech firms should be free to do business with the U.S. Military. According to Bezos, it is up to senior management to tell employees “no” when they become activists against their own employers and their government contracts. Bezos added, “My view is if big tech is going to turn their backs on the Department of Defense, this country is in trouble. That just can’t happen.”

Jeff Bezos

Amazon Moves into the Business of Elections

Amazon is reportedly making an aggressive push into the business side of state and local elections. Since the 2016 election, more than 40 states are using one or more of Amazon’s services for elections.

Jeff Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)