Amazon Wins During Pandemic

South Side Weekly spot, 5-5-22

This South Side Weekly story illustration for May 5, 2022 (May Day Week) shows labor organizing at Amazon fulfillment warehouses in Chicago. We see early organizing efforts (bottom) which were suppressed by shuffling workers to distributed locations. At new sites (middle), a host of exploitive issues – from extremely long night shifts to pandemic outbreaks and pollution – spurred a new wave of organizing, multiplying labor activity, ambitions, and community solidarity actions (top).


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  • Bridget Killian, Visuals Editor
  • South Side Weekly
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  • Chicago, IL 60637