Amazon hired an influential Democratic pollster to fight Staten Island union drive

Posted on AllSides March 31st, 2022
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Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters

Amazon tapped an influential consulting and polling firm with close ties to Democratic political groups to help the company thwart a critical unionization effort at a Staten Island, New York, warehouse, CNBC has learned.

Global Strategy Group, which served as a polling partner for a pro-Biden super PAC ahead of the 2020 election, has been working for Amazon since at least late last year to produce anti-union materials, according to documents viewed by CNBC.

Employees at the fulfillment center, known as JFK8, began casting their ballots Friday. The vote on whether to unionize...

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