Dr. Jake Wilson’s research on Amazon’s delivery drivers featured in Labor Notes Magazine

Dr. Jake Wilson’s research on subcontracted and independent contracted (e.g. similar to Uber) Amazon delivery drivers was recently published in a two-part series featured in Labor Notes Magazine.

According to Professor Wilson: “The Amazonification of logistics has created a new group of highly exploited workers: delivery drivers. Amazon itself increasingly relies on an expanding network of subcontracted drivers and independent contractors to deliver packages to customers’ doors. The working conditions facing Amazon’s last-mile drivers are defined by a frantic pace, low wages, and relentless pressure to meet tight delivery deadlines. Workers of color and immigrants are overrepresented, as they are in all the lowest-paying segments of last-mile logistics.”

Read both articles featured in Labor Notes below:

Part 1: “Building its Own Delivery Network: Amazon puts the Squeeze on Drivers

Part 2: “Surveillance, Stress, and No Bathrooms: Life as an Amazon Driver

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