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More on the Amazon Loss

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On April 16, 2021
While I bask in sharing the same op-ed page in the print version of the Times as David Brooks (maybe I should teach a course on humility at Yale!), there are many other very smart takes on the Amazon loss. Probably the most compelling is Rich Yeselson at Jacobin. He points out in the right […]

The Amazon Defeat

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On April 11, 2021

As expected, Amazon was able to defeat the union attempt at its Bessemer, Alabama plant. A few thoughts on this. First, a lot of people are linking to the Jane McAlevey piece that lambasted the Retail

“Veritas”

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On April 7, 2021

Amazon’s attempt to sell their anti-union position on Twitter led to any number of obvious ridiculousness and self-owning. There was the attempts to tell members of Congress that workers didn

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The Lies of Amazon

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On March 26, 2021
Amazon’s open contempt for the truth when making anti-union claims is extra special. In anticipation of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s scheduled trip to Bessemer, Alabama, to support the unionization drive by Amazon workers there, Amazon executive Dave Clark cast the $1 trillion behemoth as “the Bernie Sanders of employers” and taunted: “So if you want to […]

The Amazon Struggle

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On March 25, 2021

I was happy to talk to a reporter for America Magazine, which is the journal of the Jesuits, about the Amazon struggle: The campaign by Amazon workers to unionize in Alabama, with a vote that conclude

The Amazon Struggle

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On March 16, 2021

This is a bit older now, but worth highlighting. The always important labor reporter Stephen Greenhouse has a real good interview with one of the Amazon leaders: Can you talk more about Amazon’s ant

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Amazon Strike, Italian Style

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On March 13, 2021
Turns out that Amazon’s tyrannical workplace regimes developed in the U.S. with its relatively weak labor laws and quiescent labor force aren’t going over well in Italy. And there, workers know what to do. Unions in Italy said on Thursday they had called on workers at Amazon’s logistics operations in the country to go on […]
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Why Amazon Workers Need a Union

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On December 28, 2020
I’ve talked a few times now about the drive to unionize the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Why do these workers need a union? Here’s why: Workers cited rates for picking items for delivery as high as 400 per hour or 2,500 per day. The rates have increased as Amazon’s peak holiday season has begun, […]

Organizing Amazon

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On November 30, 2020

It is so, so hard to win a union election in this era of employer capture of the National Labor Relations Board and courts. But you have to root for and support all the brave attempts to do so. That&#

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