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Started by Intowntonight on Apr 19, 2021 5:00:36 PM
Any thoughts on Bessemer Alabama & Amazon ?

How significant is this result ?

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AdrianNTierney - 19 Apr 2021 21:23:42 (#1 of 5)

It's an interesting example of the immense decline in union organizing comprehension and application.

Of compelling interest, though nearly all the media ignored it, is that less than half of eligible voters in the Amazon warehouse actually voted.

The NY Times interviewed several of the Amazon workers and asked why they voted against joining the union. One woman pointed out that when she was called at home by a union organizer, she asked a simple pointed question: "What will the union do for me?"; the union organizer hung up on her.

So this organizing effort would seem to be more for national publicity than for actually putting a union in place at the Amazon warehouse.

virgil5 - 19 Apr 2021 22:41:16 (#2 of 5)

Social media is making unions obsolete.

It’s much easier now to organize a really disruptive wildcat strike than ever before.

AdrianNTierney - 19 Apr 2021 23:26:08 (#3 of 5)

Social media is making unions obsolete.

Whatever are you on about with that remark? Are you not aware that a wildcat strike, not utilizing approved union membership, is mostly illegal?

That's part of Taft-Hartley, you see.

virgil5 - 19 Apr 2021 23:29:42 (#4 of 5)

Not talking about “legal”—effective

virgil5 - 20 Apr 2021 03:28:12 (#5 of 5)

Just saying knowing who you're dealing with (unions) has some advantages.

The flip side is random chaos with unaccountability.

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