From Amazon to Google, tech workers seek unions – and a voice

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2021
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labor unions, tech workers

The tech industry has long held unions at arm’s length. But tech workers are increasingly demanding a voice. In the end, they may not need traditional union representation to get it.

At an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, workers this month began voting on whether to join a union. The issue is not wages – starting pay is more than double the state’s minimum wage – but bathrooms. Workers advocating for the union say the company monitors their productivity so closely that any extra breaks can hinder their advancement....

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