Caroline O'Donovan, Washington Post

Caroline O'Donovan

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Northern California, CA, United States

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Past articles by Caroline:

Amazon is paying small-town florists and funeral homes to deliver packages

In a new program, Amazon is paying small businesses in hard-to-reach places $2.50 per package delivered. → Read More

Amazon grew relentlessly. Now it’s getting lean.

After years of growth and expansion, Amazon is starting to slow down. → Read More

Amazon’s belt-tightening affects towns across the U.S.

As Amazon presses pause on construction of HQ2 in Virginia, other towns and cities are feeling the impact of the tech behemoth's belt-tightening, too. → Read More

Amazon Care is dead, but the tech giant’s health-care ambitions live on

After the sudden shutdown of its ambitious telemedicine experiment, the company continues to explore options for a major expansion into the health industry. → Read More

Amazon to shut down its telehealth offering

Amazon will shutter Amazon Care, the virtual and in-home health service it initially created for its employees, by the end of this year. → Read More

Amazon’s health ambitions sometimes clashed with medical best practices, nurses say

Amazon was treating patients years before it bought One Medical — but its fast and frugal approach is a tough fit for health care, former employees say. → Read More

Amazon drones are coming to town. Some locals want to shoot them.

Amazon is planning to test drone deliveries in a rural California town, but not everyone in town thinks their community is a good fit. → Read More

Amazon calls cops, fires workers in attempts to stop unionization nationwide

As Amazon prepares to argue that the union victory in Staten Island should be overturned, employees around the country are accusing it of using illegal anti-union tactics. → Read More

Amazon’s request to close hearing on union victory to public is denied

The labor board just denied Amazon's request to ban the public from attending a hearing where it will make its case for overturning a historic union vote in Staten Island. → Read More

Amazon files motion to close hearing on union victory to the public

The National Labor Relations Board hearing, in which Amazon is set to to present its objections to the Amazon Labor Union’s election victory, is currently scheduled for Monday. → Read More

Microsoft tries collaborating with unions to avoid ‘public disputes’

Microsoft President Brad Smith says the company is committed to collaborating if employees choose to unionize. → Read More

Amazon employees protest the sale of books they say are anti-trans

Amazon employees who oppose the company’s continued sale of books they say are anti-trans rights disrupted a Pride Month event at the company’s headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday morning. → Read More

Black Officers Have Tried To Sound The Alarm On The Police Department Overseeing Lauren Smith-Fields' Case For Years

The Lauren Smith-Fields case is just the latest in a string of troubling incidents for the department. → Read More

Peloton Employees Say The Company Owes Them Money

Workers across the country allege the company didn’t always pay them for breaks and overtime. → Read More

A Third Of Stitch Fix’s Workers Have Quit En Masse

Employees are departing the personal styling company, while those who remain fear their jobs are gradually being replaced by an algorithm. “We know the ultimate goal of Stitch Fix was to get rid of us → Read More

Some Drivers Lose Money Because Uber Bought Postmates

As Uber acquires competitors and consolidates the food delivery market, drivers are losing income and options. → Read More

Amazon Union Organizers Look For Path Outside NLRB

In the lead-up to the biggest union vote in Amazon’s history, the company has already shown it can break the rules and get away with it. → Read More

Comcast Improves Low-Cost Internet After Student Pressure

The company faced criticism from families who said its low-cost internet plan was too slow for online learning. → Read More

Amazon Facing Charges It Retaliated Against Worker

One of the half-dozen Amazon employees fired following worker protests during the height of the coronavirus pandemic will get a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board. → Read More

Uber And Lyft Spent Millions To Win Proposition 22

At the start of the year, it looked like the labor movement was gaining ground in its fight for gig workers’ rights. The tech industry spent big to defeat them. → Read More