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Amazon is heading into the final stretch of a union push in Bessemer, Alabama with a sizeable lead over labour organisers.
E-commerce giant Amazon has apologised to a US lawmaker after falsely denying that some of its drivers are forced at times to urinate in plastic bottles.
If organisers succeed in Bessemer, where nearly 6,000 people work, it could set off a chain reaction across Amazon’s operations nationwide, with thousands more workers rising up and demanding better working conditions.
“Make sure you take care of us!” a worker shouts to two union organisers in orange vests standing at the entrance of Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama – ground zero of a battle over unionising the American retail giant.
US President Joe Biden tells Amazon not to block employees' effort to unionise, but stop short of backing the union's efforts.
Billionaires are thriving as poor suffer in widening Covid-19 divide, according to Oxfam. But governments can take steps to reduce this inequality.
Amazon.com Inc has unleashed a public-relations campaign at its warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, hoping to persuade more than 5,800 workers to reject the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
Employees of Google and parent company Alphabet Inc announced the creation of a union on Jan 4, escalating years of confrontation between workers and management of the Internet giant.
Four Democratic US senators on Oct 15 sent a letter to Amazon.com Inc's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, demanding answers over its alleged moves to track and monitor employees and limit efforts to form unions.