News From: Amazon

by birchy82 | on Mar 22, 2019

Amazon Fires Employee for Union Organizing

The New York Times is reporting that Amazon is doing everything they can to stop a union at the Staten Island NY warehouse, including firing pro-union employees.

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 04, 2019

What Union is Qualified to Organize Amazon?

Oh, Amazon, what to do with you. First, you innovated e-commerce to become the world’s largest Internet retailer, and at the same time, you did your best to thwart organized labor at every...

by Brian Young | on Feb 13, 2019

Listen: LaGrange talking Amazon on America's Workforce Radio

On Tuesday, UCOMM's Kris LaGrange went on America's Workforce Radio to speak about Amazon’s HQ2 in New York City during his time on AWF. He discussed Amazon’s vice president...

by Guest Post | on Feb 11, 2019

Teamsters Respond: Amazon Pulling out of NYC?

The following is a statement from Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda on reports that Amazon is reevaluating its decision to locate its HQ2 in Long Island City.

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 08, 2019

Ross Schultz for President & 5k IRS Trump Tax

On this week's show, GM gets it balls kicked in by UNIFOR on Canadian TV during the Super Bowl, Schultz says unions aren't the answer as he tries to run for President, Trump's long con...

by Press and Media | on Feb 01, 2019

Amazon Will Oppose a Union at NYC HQ

In an effort to dampen down some of the opposition from New York City lawmakers over Amazon, Vice President Brian Huseman went before the City Council. At the hearing, Huseman was asked if Amazon...

by Daniel Hinton | on Nov 13, 2018

Could Amazon's Move to NYC Turn the Company Union?

Like millions of people and businesses around the world, Amazon is planning a move to Queens, New York. Unlike everyone else, however, Amazon is the world’s largest Internet retailer owned by...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 02, 2018

$15 Minimum Wage at Amazon

One of the largest and fastest growing companies in the world is increasing their minimum wage. This comes after workers began complaining about the low wages that were being paid by the richest man...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 27, 2018

Amazon Insults it's Union Consumers

Last fall, I was down in Florida visiting my cousin who was just finishing his career with the US Armed Forces. Florida in the fall, to all of us from the North, can be a scary place, politically....

by Labor Press | on Sep 12, 2018

With Amazon's Acquisition, Will Whole Foods Go Union?

According to a recent article in the WALL Street Journal, workers at Whole Foods Market in several locations are  considering joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union....