Remember how Foxconn, the Chinese conglomerate that makes most Apple products, is so terrible? How they have horrible working conditions and pointless, militaristic rules? Well, if you guessed that companies right here in America are also treating their workers like shit, you're right! And you can't solve the problem by boycotting, because these companies ship pretty much all your stuff.
Mac McClelland (who's been the subject of controversy in the past) went undercover at a ginormous warehouse she calls "Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc." in an unnamed American city, and wrote about it for Mother Jones. Amalgamated basically contracts with online retailers to ship all manner of goods, from books to dildos, at lightning speed — which means its workers have to move really, really, really fast. The speed requirements mean workers can't help but get a variety of overuse injuries (one older worker advises McClelland "You need to take 800 milligrams of Advil a day") and the company won't make improvements like putting down mats so the workers don't get painful electric shocks, because that would cost money. Also, if workers fail to make their (according to McClelland, impossible) targets they're belittled, and if they cry or miss a day at the wrong time, even for a child's birth, they're fired. To make matters worse, many of them aren't even full-fledged employees: