When workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New York, won their April 2022 union election, they also scored a major victory for the broader labor movement. Winning a union election is unnecessarily difficult, and this first union election win for U.S. Amazon workers could be a catalyst for others trying to form unions across the country.
To secure improvements in working conditions, the warehouse workers will now try to sign a collective bargaining agreement with Amazon — something that employer opposition and weak U.S. labor law make very hard to accomplish.
The above excerpt was originally published in InsideSources.
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