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Amazon workers walk off job at major West Coast air hub

Placeholder while article actions loadDozens of Amazon employees at the company’s air hub in San Bernardino, Calif., on Monday abandoned their workstations mid-shift over low wages and concerns regarding heat safety.The walkout in Southern California marks the first coordinated labor action in Amazon’s growing airfreight division, which uses Prime-branded planes to fly packages and goods …

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Tom Alberg, who guided Amazon and helped shape modern Seattle into a high-tech hub, dies at 82

Tom Alberg, a business leader with a vision for innovation in the tech world, who backed Amazon with one of its first investment checks at its inception and helped shape numerous companies and civic organizations in Seattle, died Friday at 82 after suffering a stroke last month.Alberg was a co-founder of Madrona Venture Group, which …

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