Harold linked to a very scary article. Â I was shocked that the work conditions at an Amazon warehouse could be that nasty. Â Perhaps Amazon wants to make sure that global warming doesn’t take place by having a minimal air conditioning bill?
Now, could a boycott of an international firm succeed? Â I don’t think so. Â If RBC Â wants to have an impact, it could invest in Amazon stock and start to attend the shareholder meetings and stir up the pot. Â Â Neva Goodwin offers an example of setting things right at Exxon-MobilÂ by playing the “inside” shareholder card.
The article highlights the costs of recession and non-wage attributes of a job. Â When the economy starts to boom again, will Amazon turn on the air conditioning? Â Like health insurance, this is a non-taxable “job attribute” and firms should be happy to offer that.