South Korean Ends Yearlong Tower Protest After Samsung Apologizes

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean man who spent 355 days at the top of a slender traffic-camera tower in a protest against Samsung ended his demonstration on Friday after the company apologized and agreed to resolve his grievances.
The man, Kim Yong-hee, 60, climbed the 82-foot..

Amazon’s Showdown in France Tests Its Ability to Sidestep Labor

PARIS — Workers at Amazon’s six mammoth French warehouses won some concessions from the company in late March: After hundreds of employees threatened to walk out unless the company better protected them from the coronavirus, the internet giant strengthened social distancing measu..

Amazon Loses Appeal of French Order to Stop Selling Nonessential Items

Amazon Loses Appeal of French Order to Stop Selling Nonessential ItemsThe ruling is another court victory by French unions against Amazon in a battle over workplace safety.
An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Amazon closed its six mammoth warehouses in France af..

As Amazon Rises, So Does the Opposition

PORTLAND, Maine — A million years ago, Stacy Mitchell was in her office, talking about why Amazon is bad for America.
“If you relentlessly squeeze workers and suppliers, if you undermine every community’s local businesses, if you capture all of this surplus under the guise of eff..