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Why Amazon Is Terrified of Its U.S. Workers Unionizing

Amazon continues to abuse its warehouse workers, both in its day-to-day treatment of them and in its thuggish, law-breaking campaign to prevent unionization in the US. By Sonali Kolhatkar, the founder, host and executive producer of “Rising Up With Sonali,” a television and radio show that airs on Free Speech TV and Pacifica stations and a writing fellow for the Economy for All project at the Independent Media Institute. Produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media...

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How Would the Left Treat an Illegitimate Election?

Yves here. Tom Neuburger pokes at the posturing of the Team Dem-aligned over their uproar over Trump and his allies questioning US elections….when the US has a poor election system and has had elections stolen, starting with Kennedy’s win over Nixon and Gore’s failure to mount an effective contest in 2000. And that’s before we get to all sorts of shenanigans that the Democrats tend to play more in primaries than in general elections, such as moving polling stations in low income neighborhoods...

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Quitting Your Job or Thinking About Joining the ‘Great Resignation’? Here’s What an Employment Lawyer Advises

Yves here. Even though I suspect most US readers are familiar with the little minefield of quitting a job, this list is a useful reminder, and could also be helpful to younger relatives or contacts who might not know the drill. At least at bigger companies, where exit processes are highly routinized, most workers who’ve been there any length of time will likely have gotten wind of how they are handled. For instance, some firms treat everyone who is leaving as if they are a potential thief or...

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Foreclosure Looms for Homeowners Who Thought They’d Won, Thanks to Top New York Court Ruling

Yves here. This bank/mortgage servicer-favoring ruling by a conflicted judge brings up bad memories of the foreclosure/chain of title crisis era. While this decision applies only to New York borrowers, it’s a reminder of how the judicial process is skewed towards big institutional interests. We’ve seen this behavior in many other contexts, for instance, how judges in California generally give undue deference to CalPERS and how Kentucky’s supposedly most progressive judge, Philip Shepherd, is...

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Ohio Jury Finds Three Pharmacy Chains Liable in Opioids Trial; Judge to Decide on Damages Award in Spring

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Last week, in the first opioids jury verdict, to be handed down an Ohio jury found CVS, Walgreen’s, and Walmart liable for contributing to the opioids epidemic. The lawsuit is part of the opioids Multidistrict Litigation  (MDL) presided over by federal district court Judge Dan Polster, which consolidates cases filed by more than 3000 communities...

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Apple Reverses Course on Right to Repair iPhones: More Concessions to Follow?

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1415 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser, what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, more original reporting. By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and...

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More Proof of Biden’s Weak Position: Tasks FTC to Investigate Oil & Gas Companies in Gambit to Rein in High Prices

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Public Nuisance or Not? Opioids Litigation Roundup

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3 Ways Congress Could Hold Facebook Accountable for Its Actions

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Right to Repair Round-Up: One Step Back, One Leap Forward

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. In one small respect, 2021 hasn’t been such a bad year. We’ve seen some progress on the right to repair front. If these reforms hold – and expand – it’ll be both good for consumers, who will be able to  repair stuff they already own when items break, rather than having to pony up for higher-cost replacements.  A widened right to repair would benefit...

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