Amazon workers' union victory is turbocharging a new labor movement

Posted on AllSides April 6th, 2022
From The Center
labor, labor unions, Amazon
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Amazon workers' historic win last week in New York may wind up spurring union growth around the country after decades of decline, at a time when a tight labor market is empowering workers in ways that once seemed impossible.

The big picture: A remarkable confluence of factors — including a pro-labor White House, once-in-a-century pandemic and a super tight labor market — helped Amazon workers in Staten Island achieve a David and Goliath union victory, with almost no backing from traditional institutional labor.

"It has electrified all of our members and organizing...

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