On April 1, 2022, Amazon workers at a Staten Island Warehouse became the first unionised Amazon workers recognized by the National Labor Relations Board. This week, I joined an event hosted by the trade union Unison featuring some of the workers behind this historic organising effort. It was great to hear from Chris Smalls, Gerald Bryson and Jordan Flowers, from the Amazon Labor Union and The Congress of Essential Workers. Together, these workers have helped initiate a union that is now taking on one of the biggest, most powerful companies in the world, challenging a company that has been able to get away with exploiting workers, avoiding taxes, and destroying the planet for too long. As UK Amazon workers undertake similar strike action, they can learn a lot from these important victories for their American counterparts.
Learning from the First Unionised Amazon Workers in America
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