Month: February 2021

Bias, disrespect, and demotions: Black employees say Amazon has a race problem

Amazon’s downtown Seattle campus. | Meron Menghistab for Vox Interviews with diversity managers and internal data obtained by Recode indicate that Black Amazon employees are promoted less frequently and are rated more harshly than non-Black peers. When Chanin Kelly-Rae started working at Amazon in 2019 as a global manager of diversity in the company’s cloud […]

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Democratic donor Laurene Powell Jobs is expanding her political operation with Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy offers a new bridge for Laurene Powell Jobs to Washington, DC. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The grandson of Robert F. Kennedy lost an ugly race for the Senate last year. Democratic megadonor and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is beefing up her political operation, bringing in heavyweights like former Massachusetts Congress member Joe Kennedy, […]

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New York is suing Amazon over pandemic labor conditions

Former Amazon employee Christian Smalls outside a company warehouse in March 2020. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images The lawsuit also alleges that Amazon’s own HR managers disagreed with the firing of the whistleblower Christian Smalls. New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Tuesday evening, claiming that the company did not do enough […]

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How to avoid losing all your money on investing apps

Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Financial advisers suggest better ways to invest your money than day trading on Robinhood. The recent astronomical rise of meme stocks brought many people to the stock market for the first time, typically through Robinhood, the commission-free stock trading app that has promised to democratize access to […]

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