“Work in an Amazon warehouse has not only replaced manufacturing at Sparrows Point, but it has also replaced it, more generally, as a new mass-employment option for Americans without a college degree or specialized training. During the past year alone, Amazon has added about 400,000 employees in the U.S., to handle the great pandemic e-commerce surge, bringing the company’s total U.S. workforce to more than 800,000, second only to Walmart — and that doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands of drivers, who despite delivering Amazon packages in Amazon trucks and wearing Amazon jerseys are technically employed as contractors.” Alec MacGillis, who literally wrote the book on this topic, on What Amazon’s Union Defeat Means for the American Labor Movement.