This video of Joe Biden has been “liked” 60,000 times on Twitter, and it has not attracted people’s attention in Europe, which is a shame.As serene as Donald Trump looks violent, the US President shot on the 1stYes In March, encourage workers to go “Sound better” Through the union. A very clear “leaflet” of two minutes and twenty seconds: “There should be no threats, coercion and threats. (…). Every worker should be free to join a trade union. This is your right, not your employer’s right. No employer can take it away from you. “
There was no mention of Amazon, but a clear reference to the ongoing battle to establish a union in the company’s giant warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Mr. Biden delivered a strong message despite the presidency of France. During the period, it is still hard to imagine the left side, the explanation is as follows: “The choice to join a union depends on the worker. Period.”
The stakes are huge. Amazon, founded by the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), does not tolerate any unions in its 800 American warehouses. It has 500,000 employees, making it the second largest employer in the United States.This«Intimidation» with “Threat”, Those who tried to organize in Amazon’s “crazy pace” tasted it.
In Bessemer (Bessemer), the company has taken a lot of measures to influence the vote to establish a union. Union organizations, heavy rains of layoffs and e-mails asking for a “no” vote, layoffs and even posters in the toilets, and traffic lights at the exit of the parking lot to prevent contact with activists will all lead to the threat of layoffs.
So far, Amazon has won this game. Neither the efforts of the RWDSU union nor Joe Biden’s tough remarks are enough to convince Amazon Alabama’s 5,800 employees. Only 738 of them (1,798 opposed) held a referendum on the plan to establish a union. In the United States and beyond, the Battle of Bessemer is still lost and has symbolic significance.
Covid-19 blew up Amazon’s business and profits. The company has 1.2 million employees worldwide and has grown by 50% within a year. Containment measures have increased its visibility in the United States. However, this pandemic has also affected working conditions and made employees aware of the key nature and collective strength of their activities.
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