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by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 15, 2021

Teamsters Announce Amazon Union Election

In June, the Teamsters delegates approved an ambitious plan to organize workers at Amazon. As UCOMM previously reported unlike other organizing drives at Amazon, the Teamsters were looking for a full...

by Press and Media | on Sep 01, 2021

Teamsters Go Local in Battle with Amazon

This story was written by Reuters In June, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the nation’s largest and most influential unions, vowed to make organizing the Inc...

by Brian Young | on Aug 16, 2021

Unions Leave Consumer Groups over Amazon Ties

Three major unions have announced that they will be leaving the National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s largest consumer advocacy organization. They say that they are resigning...

by Brian Young | on Aug 11, 2021

Unions: Reject Amazon-MGM Merger

A group of unions, representing close to 4 million workers is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reject the pending acquisition of MGM by Amazon. The letter was sent by the Strategic...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 03, 2021

NLRB Official: Set Aside Amazon Union Vote Results

In April votes were counted in the highly contested union election between Amazon and the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) in Bessemer, Alabama. The vote took place by mail over the...

by Brian Young | on Jul 21, 2021

Bezos: "You Paid for This"

On Tuesday, June 20th, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the second billionaire in 10 days to head to space. In total, the launch and space flight took 11 minutes with just a few minutes of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 24, 2021

Podcast: Teamsters Announce National Plan to Organize Amazon

The Teamsters are going after Amazon, which is reporting sky-high injury rates. The Supreme Court issues yet another anti-union decision, while Biden announces who the deciding vote on the NLRB will...

by Brian Young | on Jun 22, 2021

Teamsters Announce National Plan to Organize Amazon

Just a few decades ago, in the heyday of the Teamsters and Jimmy Hoffa, almost no cargo or freight could travel through the United States without being touched by a Teamster. Under their National...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 21, 2021

Amazon Accused of Racism over Juneteenth Celebration

For the first time ever, Juneteenth was celebrated as a national holiday. Some companies closed to celebrate the holiday, while others put on events at their workplaces. At Amazon, warehouse and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 17, 2021

Amazon Injury Rate Nearly Twice Walmart's

Over the last ten years, Amazon has seen exponential growth. Once the butt of jokes about the company was not profitable, they have now become the second-largest retailer in the United States, their...