Amazon labor union
Another union organizer at the same warehouse in upstate New York was fired for not using a step stool to move totes full of merchandise.
Amazon Labor Union's loss at LDJ5 in Staten Island shows that despite its stunning upset in April, unionization efforts at Amazon still face an uphill battle.
Moderators of the popular online forum with 43,500 members decided to censor union-related posts “due to an influx of spam and outright malicious posts.”
Organized groups of Amazon warehouse workers have formed or expanded across the country since ALU's victory.
The fiercely anti-union company has doubled down on its anti-union efforts at a Staten Island warehouse, LDJ5, that is scheduled to begin a union election on April 25.
Nearly half of all warehouse worker injuries occurred in an Amazon warehouse, according to a new report.
In 2020 Chris Smalls was fired for organizing a walkout in protest of Amazon’s COVID safety procedures. Now he’s the president of the first Amazon union in the country.
Motherboard spoke to Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island about how they voted in the ongoing election.
"We shut down the belt."
House visits, mail-in voting, high turnover, and public declarations of support could all benefit the union in an upcoming union election at Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama warehouse.
"We are putting the company on our back 10 hours a day...They’re taking time away from our breaks. There is no voice here."