Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing

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Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing
(Image by Out of necessity, Amazon workers are starting from the building blocks of organizing: shop floor action to improve conditions, and they’re winning. Photo: Flickr user Fibonacci Blue, CC)

Workers at one of Amazon’s warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon’s union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is.

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Thousands of warehouse workers at an Amazon plant in Bessemer, Alabama, are at the center of a potentially game-changing union vote taking place right now. On February 8, the warehouse workers were sent ballots by mail to decide over the next seven weeks if they want to join theRetail, Wholesale and Department Store Union(RWDSU). Just getting to this point was a major victory considering the aggressive union busting by the world’s largest retailer and the fact that employees are working during a pandemic. If workers vote affirmatively, they would have…

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