Amazon warehouse workers http://kplu.org en 'Huge victory' - Amazon drops ALEC, will spend millions on AC http://kplu.org/post/huge-victory-amazon-drops-alec-will-spend-millions-ac <p><em>&quot;Today we saw a huge victory...&quot;</em></p><p>Michelle&nbsp;Wilson, a Senior Vice President at Amazon, told shareholders at the company&rsquo;s annual meeting today in Seattle that Amazon would drop its support for the controversial group ALEC because the public policy organization had made decisions unrelated to Amazon&rsquo;s business.</p><p>Jeff Bezos, Amazon&#39;s founder and CEO, also told shareholders that the company would spend $52 million to add air-conditioning to its packaging facilities this year.</p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 21:30:10 +0000 Ashley Gross & Jake Ellison 5090 at http://kplu.org 'Huge victory' - Amazon drops ALEC, will spend millions on AC Warehouse workers protest at Amazon corporate offices http://kplu.org/post/warehouse-workers-protest-amazon-corporate-offices <p>Amazon will be having its annual shareholder meeting in Seattle on May 24 and Seattle area unions are gearing up. Today, they staged a protest in the plaza below Amazon&#39;s new headquarters buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood.</p><p>It was something of a forerunner to a rally planned for the upcoming meeting.&nbsp; Several union activists carried signs that read,</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Hello, Amazon, see you on May 24.&quot;</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 00:24:25 +0000 Paula Wissel 4989 at http://kplu.org Warehouse workers protest at Amazon corporate offices