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2021-03-30 10:59:43 AM  
I wonder how many of the "top the steal" celebrity crowd will have to comment on this today?
 
2021-03-30 2:03:47 PM  
The contest has pitted America's labor movement - backed by a slew of Democrat politicians and some Republicans - against one of the most powerful companies in the world.

Once upon a time, back before I was born apparently, Republicans at least paid lip service to labor and unions.  Guess it's nice to see some of that returning.
 
2021-03-30 2:04:03 PM  
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Probably not.

They mentioned a labor reform bill in TFA.  Hopefully they added some provisions that allow some penalization should corporations ship more jobs overseas in order to avoid stronger labor laws in the US.  Without that, a lot of working class people in this country will be pissing up a rope.  Especially since our social safety net sucks donkey balls.
 
2021-03-30 4:53:12 PM  
Can they legally close the warehouse if the union is successful?

I'm curious.
 
2021-03-30 4:58:16 PM  
"Our employees choose to work at amazon because we offer some of the best jobs available everywhere we hire"

if true, that's depressing. and indicative of an altogether better reason to start unionizing.  creating a situation where it's impossible to both meet quota and piss in a restroom IN THE SAME SHIFT should be seen as disgusting and unneccesarily cruel.
 
2021-03-30 5:01:37 PM  

baronbloodbath: Can they legally close the warehouse if the union is successful?

I'm curious.


worked before.  all you need is the plumbing to suddenly not work, call it too expensive to maintain, and close up shop.  can't work there, no source of water.  or maybe the source of electricity suddenly got hopelessly mangled.  can't have a warehouse at that location, too expensive to fix.
 
2021-03-31 4:12:24 AM  

baronbloodbath: Can they legally close the warehouse if the union is successful?

I'm curious.


Walmart is like Beetlejuice. Say "union" three times and they'll close your store for "plumbing issues" for years. There's no reason Amazon couldn't do the same. However, this is getting serious press, and it looks like there's going to be union drives at hundreds of locations. They can close -a- facility. They can't close half of their company down.
 
2021-03-31 8:22:15 AM  

trerro: baronbloodbath: Can they legally close the warehouse if the union is successful?

I'm curious.

Walmart is like Beetlejuice. Say "union" three times and they'll close your store for "plumbing issues" for years. There's no reason Amazon couldn't do the same. However, this is getting serious press, and it looks like there's going to be union drives at hundreds of locations. They can close -a- facility. They can't close half of their company down.


Pretty much all of their facilities in Europe are union, so I don't see why this is a big deal.  It's not like Amazon doesn't have the money and it's going to bankrupt them.
 
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