On the “Elf Slaves of Online Shipping”


“It’s worth considering how the hell those goods get to you, so fast, and for free, when the company you bought them from is posting profits in the millions, or even, in the case of Amazon, billions.”

At Mother Jones, Mac McClelland explains why we should remember the warehouse employee–working overtime at low pay in workplaces that have been deemed “unsafe” and “designed to crush employees’ spirits”–before placing an order with an online retailer.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →