Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Michael Sainato

US workers continue unionization fight – but will Amazon prevail?

In the wake of a defeated attempt to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, workers are continuing to fight to form and run unions at the tech giant on several fronts.In another Amazon warehouse, in Staten Island, New York,...

‘Your mouth becomes a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist

Maureen Haley, 66, lost her home in Florida in the wake of the 2008 recession. She now lives in a camper near Greensboro, North Carolina, relying on social security and Medicare to make ends meet and pay for healthcare.But...

US unions not fazed by Amazon setback and vow to keep up the organizing fight

The coronavirus has spurred worker organizing efforts around the United States, as the spread of the virus created a sense of urgency in improving working conditions, safety protections and job security.That has meant a surge in support for unions...

Victory for Amazon as Alabama workers vote against unionization

Amazon has won a victory in its hard-fought campaign to stop workers at an Alabama warehouse forming the company’s first union, in a tough blow for the US labor movement.Workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, plant have voted 1,798 to...

Amazon challenges hundreds of ballots in Alabama workers’ union drive

Amazon has challenged hundreds of ballots in a vote to form a union at one of its warehouses in Alabama in a unionization drive seen as one of the most important labor fights in recent American history.The National Labor...

14-hour days and no bathroom breaks: Amazon's overworked delivery drivers

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletterJames Meyers worked as a driver for several Amazon delivery service providers in Austin, Texas, for about one year until he quit in October 2020 citing the immense workloads and poor working...

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