- Workers unionizing with the Retail Workers and Wholesale Distribution Union at an Amazon distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama, have been met with a range of tactics to dissuade them from voting for a union, including frequent text messages, paid social media advertisements, and “classes” intended to warn them against unionization.
- Amazon, with more than one million employees, has hired the law firm Morgan Lewis and a Koch-backed consulting group called the Center for Independent Employees to hinder the union vote.
- Hourly waged workers in distribution centers and factories aren’t the only ones to face sophisticated anti-union campaigns. The University of Pittsburgh, a publicly funded, “state related” university, has spent more than two million dollars on the Philadelphia-based law firm, Ballard Spahr, for legal services in their multi-year fight against the United Steelworkers.
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