I can't remember who pointed this out, but refusing to do business with #Amazon during the workers' strike actually kind of undercuts the workers' position. They timed the strike for the busiest days of the summer on purpose; they *want* Amazon to see that fulfillment is more difficult without them there. (And if you're just delaying your purchases until Weds., instead of buying from another vendor, you're making the workers' lives *harder* when the strike ends and they have to ship your stuff!)
-- if you DO shop at Amazon during the 15th and 16th, consider not choosing that option.
Also, whoops, that citation in D) should go to the Lifehacker article, not the Verge article.
@noelle 💖 thanks for distilling this
One thing I don't understand about stuff like this: would it pressure Amazon more if they were overwhelmed with one-day shipping orders with nobody to fulfill them?
I life in a right-to-work state, so I know nothing about unions and organized labor in general.
Oh, I think I just figured out the problem with that: Amazon's happy to let things ship out late if you don't complain, so they wouldn't be bothered by it at all.
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