Amazon fired Chris Smalls. Now the new union leader is one of its biggest problems.

By Shirin Ghaffary Source: Recode A year ago, Chris Smalls couldn’t get politicians to return his calls. But on a muggy morning in late April, two of the biggest names in politics — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — were making a special trip to Staten [...]

2022-06-07T20:32:19-07:00June 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Amazon Explores Options After Workers At NY Facility Become Company’s First Unionized Warehouse

By Zak Failla Source: Greenburgh Daily Voice Workers from the JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island voted overwhelmingly to unionize, making history in becoming the first in the company’s history to successfully form a union. Now, Amazon is determining its next steps as they challenge the result of the vote, [...]

2022-04-06T15:24:49-07:00April 6th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Here’s How We Beat Amazon

By Anglika Maldonado Source: Jacobin Magazine After decades of union decline, Amazon workers in Staten Island have achieved the most important labor victory in the United States since the 1930s. Taking on and defeating Amazon would be a David versus Goliath story no matter who led the effort, but it is [...]

2022-04-04T22:32:02-07:00April 4th, 2022|Tags: , |
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