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Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Labor Struggle at Amazon

April 07, 2021

Lauren Kaori Gurley at Vice.com’s Motherboard has covered the unionization drive at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama for more than a year. Voting ended March 29 and counting is currently underway. If they vote to join the RWDSU they will become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the country. Suzi talked to Lauren K. Gurley about Amazon’s business model, the pee scandal, and the anti-union campaign Amazon has mounted against the RWSDU. All eyes are on this titanic labor struggle in the anti-union south because it has enormous potential for the labor movement far beyond Alabama, and for that reason the battle has been fierce.