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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:21 AM

How Amazon Crushed the Union Effort in Alabama

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as one warehouse worker told me near the end of the election, “Everything came too late.”

Like others in this story, she spoke on condition of anonymity, fearful of retaliation from Amazon. While she was happy to see the public backing, she didn’t think it would make much of a difference when workers were already deep into a seven-week mail-in election. Amazon had been holding anti-union meetings and urging workers to vote as quickly as possible. Many voters had already cast their ballots.

This particular worker didn’t have her first in-depth conversation with a union organizer until after she’d been forced to sit through several of the anti-union meetings Amazon’s consultants ran.

“You just can’t escape it anywhere,” she said. “Amazon just bulldozed.”


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/amazon-crushed-union-threat-alabama_n_60746e5ce4b01e304234929d

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Doc Sportello Apr 13 OP
BradAllison Apr 13 #1
2naSalit Apr 13 #2
Doc Sportello Apr 13 #3
crickets Apr 13 #4
Doc Sportello Apr 13 #5
appalachiablue Apr 13 #6
Doc Sportello Apr 14 #7

Response to Doc Sportello (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:50 AM

1. Let's stop pretending years of anti-Union bullshit haven't worked it's magic.

Fed by the likes of Reagan, Gingrich, Mitch....etc.

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:37 AM

2. +1

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:54 PM

3. Yes it's been a concerted effort

Repubs collaborating with big business, as they have for many years, to prevent unionization. It's not a coincidence that as union membership has declined, so has the middle class.

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Response to Doc Sportello (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:34 PM

4. K&R for visibility.

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Response to crickets (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:36 PM

5. Thanks

Not many seem to care.

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Response to Doc Sportello (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:16 PM

6. Workers should have won this one,

it's very disappointing. Some observers claim this was the fault of organizers and the union which had NLRB support throughout, a view that's hard to take.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142726564

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:14 PM

7. Some of the responses in that thread were disappointing

Same views I'm sure as some of the workers who voted not to unionize.

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