BTW Articles

03 Oct

Amazon to Raise Minimum Employee Wage to $15 an Hour

The raise will take effect November 1 and will affect full- and part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees, as well as Whole Foods Market employees. 

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02 Oct

FTC Begins Antitrust Hearings

In September, the Federal Trade Commission began a series of hearings titled “Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.”

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26 Sep

Penguin Random House Partners With We Need Diverse Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

As part of a social media sweepstakes, PRH is highlighting quotes from books that have been challenged or banned. For every entry, PRH will donate one book to We Need Diverse Books.

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19 Sep

ILSR Report Convinces Local Government to Stop Buying From Amazon

Gayle Shanks of Arizona’s Changing Hands Bookstore was able to persuade Tempe’s local government not to renew its purchasing contract from Amazon and to support independent businesses instead.

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19 Sep

Get Ready for Banned Books Week 2018 With New Handbook

The new Celebrate Banned Books Week Handbook will help booksellers prepare for the weeklong celebration, which kicks off this Sunday, September 23.

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19 Sep

Boston City Councilors Propose Legislation to Protect Local Economy

The policy would recognize chain stores as a distinct land use and would require a conditional use permit for such businesses to open and operate in a neighborhood business district.

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11 Jul

New Report Sheds Light on Amazon’s Contract to Supply Local Governments

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance indicates that some government agencies and public schools that purchase from Amazon may be paying more than they should.

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11 Sep

Register and Promote Your Banned Books Week Event

Booksellers can register planned Banned Books Week events and celebrations to appear on a map that will help readers find their local participating store.

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10 Sep

President Trump Criticizes Right to Protest

Last Tuesday, September 4, President Trump suggested that allowing people to protest at hearings for a Supreme Court nominee is “embarrassing for the country.”

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05 Sep

Senator Bernie Sanders Calls Out Amazon

“Count to ten. In those ten seconds, Jeff Bezos, the owner and founder of Amazon, just made more money than the median employee of Amazon makes in an entire year. In an entire year,” tweeted Sanders.

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