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Scoop: I was leaked dozens of secret documents from Amazon's Global Security Operations Center detailing the company's reliance on Pinkerton spies, and monitoring of labor unions, @Greenpeace and @GretaThunberg's @Fridays4future, and France's Yellow Vests. vice.com/en/article/5dp3yn/a…
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To continue the debrief, see my take here: Bessemer: A Post-Mortem on the Amazon Campaign via @thenation thenation.com/article/activi…
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here’s Sara Nelson on today’s result. lol the last line
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New @BW: The Amazon vote is a painful defeat for labor, & a familiar one: Union victories in big labor board elections at the top non-union US companies, absent a deal beforehand restricting anti-union tactics, are pretty much unheard of in recent decades bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Here's the total NLRB ballot count for @BAmazonUnion election: Amazon: 1,798 RWDSU: 738 Challenged Ballots: 505 Void Ballots: 76
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For those whose takeaway from @BAmazonUnion election is workers rejected the union because "they didn't want one," remember that Amazon paid the TOP lawyers & consultants in the country to bust the union. I wrote about some of their tactics: vice.com/en/article/3anw9k/a…
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BREAKING: Amazon has secured the majority of votes (1,608) in the @BAmazonUnion. The NLRB has not declared the company victorious, and union has indicated that it will file objections to Amazon's conduct during the election. vice.com/en/article/v7m5dd/a…
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JUST IN: The union is filing objections against Amazon's conduct during the election, and will request that the results of the election be set aside because Amazon created "an atmosphere of confusion, coercion and/or fear of reprisals."
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As we await the final results of the Amazon vote, don't forget: the decline in unionization has hurt workers' wages New study finds that declining unionization has led to loss of $1.56 per hour for the typical worker or $3,250 yearly for a fulltime worker epi.org/publication/eroded-c…
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Per source, Amazon challenged all March 29 ballots based on a ‘date stamp issue’ with the labor board. These would have come in at the end of the election, after all the heavy hitters came out for the union, and may well have leaned in the union’s favor more than earlier ballots.
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New: asked Google, Twitter, AT&T, Verizon, and other ad tech giants which foreign-owned firms they provide 'bidstream' data from U.S. users to. Bidstream can include GPS coords, browsing history, device IDs. None of them would answer; only Twitter replied vice.com/en/article/k78ewv/b…
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.@RWDSU has confirmed to me that Amazon challenged ballots at a rate of nearly 4:1, and there are 500 contested ballots (a few were contested by NLRB). These are likely YES votes and could be important if the gap (1,100 to 460) narrows when the count resumes in an hour.
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In the 1960s, Athens, Georgia displaced dozens of Black families so UGA could build new dorms. This year—under pressure from descendants armed with new historical proof—Athens apologized, and approved the first act of reparations in the state. My story: theintercept.com/2021/04/09/…
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I’m watching the vote count LIVE in the NLRB election among Amazon workers in Bessemer, AL. The crush of congressional business is great, but I’m so nervous I can’t tear myself away. @RWDSU @BAmazonUnion
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Our system is so broken. We need to pass the #PROact now!
NEW Statement re: ongoing Amazon vote count from @RWDSU president Stuart Applebaum: “Our system is broken, Amazon took full advantage of that, and we will be calling on the labor board to hold Amazon accountable for its illegal and egregious behavior during the campaign."
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if you haven’t already, I recommend reading about Amazon’s anti-union campaign in Bessemer. it’s hard to believe workers in the US ever unionize when the odds are so stacked against them huffpost.com/entry/amazon-wa…
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Counting for the @BAmazonUnion has concluded for the night. ~460 YES votes. ~1,100 NOs. About 48% reporting. Will continue to updates tomorrow.
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People watching the @BAmazonUnion count were told not to share screen shots, but a former board member knows just how serious the penalties are for violating an @NLRB order 👇
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