Tech Won't Save Us
Tech Won't Save Us
Nov 19, 2020
The Injury Crisis in Amazon Warehouses w/ Will Evans
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Paris Marx is joined by Will Evans to discuss how excessive productivity targets are causing high rates of injury at Amazon warehouses, how executives have misled the public about the problem, and what that suggests about the impacts of the company’s “customer obsession.”

Will Evans is a reporter at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Read his investigation about Amazon’s safety crisis. Follow Will on Twitter as @willCIR.

Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter.

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Also mentioned in this episode:

  • Paris reflected on what Will’s investigation suggested about the relationship between consumerism and workers’ rights for NBC News.
  • Will did an earlier investigation about safety (or the lack thereof) at Tesla.
  • Brian Merchant wrote an “op-ed from the future” looking at how technology hides the harm to workers in a fictional fully automated Amazon warehouse.

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