Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted by a wide margin to unionize on Friday, marking the first successful US organizing effort at the company. Amazon is the second-largest employer in the US and the vote marks one of the biggest victories for organized labor in decades.
Amazon spent millions to fight worker unrest. The company deployed an “incident commander,” according to court documents. Union organizers in New York had a budget of $120,000. They deployed TikToks, homemade ziti and free marijuana.
Employees at the Amazon’s fulfillment center in the borough of Staten Island, known as JFK8, voted to form the first union at the second-largest U.S. private employer.
What people are saying?
Inga Gritton At this time in our country, unions are needed. tRump screwed the country up now it all needs fixing again. Employees need the unions to advocate for them for living. Wages, safety, accountability, equality, these things make working conditions better for all.
Lefticombaticus Why is Amazon spending hundreds of millions to cover up the exploitation of workers unless it’s saving them billions? It’s time to sanction billionaiares actual billions when they kill 100,000 “for the bottom line” Send them a message that our society isn’t a ‘line item’.