The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Amazon Profits, Its Workers Get COVID-19

Oct 12, 2020

A week ago, Amazon said that more than 20,000 of its frontline workers in the U.S. have contracted COVID-19 since March. Amazon currently employs 1 million workers.

While its workers are getting sick, Amazon’s profit of $5.2 billion gained over three months was its biggest since the company started in 1994. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, has seen his personal fortune climb by tens of billions of dollars this year, alone.

So, one of the largest and most profitable companies in this world, Amazon, and its CEO, are risking the health and lives of its employees, most of whom earn slightly above the minimum wage, so that this filthy rich company and its filthy rich CEO, Bezos, could make more money!