All of the workers who leave Amazon
Jun 18, 2021

All of the workers who leave Amazon

According to reporting by The New York Times, attrition at Amazon warehouses is much higher than is typical in the warehousing and retail industry. Among the questions: Is all that leaving seen as a bug or a feature? We speak with the Times reporters who took a closer look at the Amazon customers don't see. And, the Supreme Court yesterday ruled in favor of a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples. The high court ruled that city of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment rights of Catholic Social Services when it stopped working with the agency. How will this ruling affect other organizations?

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How broadly will a Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights and religious freedom apply?

Jun 18, 2021
It was a relatively narrow decision in favor of Catholic Social Services, but some say it indicates a shift at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court ruled recently that states can prosecute crimes allegedly committed by non-Natives on tribal land.
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Is Amazon's high turnover a huge red flag or the secret to its dominance?

Inside the investigation into "the Amazon that customers don't see."
A sweeping New York Times investigation into Amazon's warehouses reveals high turnover, HR errors and worker frustration.
Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer