EXCLUSIVE-US government involved in union formation of Amazon Alabama-based employees | Reuters

According to executives from the retail and wholesale trade union RWDSU, the union and the White House have talked to organize employees working at Amazon’s Alabama base. The photo is the Amazon logo of the distribution center in Bob, France. Taken in November 2019 (2021 Reuters / Pascal Rossignol)

[Washington, 4th Reuters]–The union and the White House have talked to organize employees working at the Alabama base of US retail giant Amazon, according to executives from the retail and wholesale trade union RWDSU. ..

White House spokesmen have avoided direct naming to the company, but President Biden has supported the organization of workers and the implementation of collective bargaining, and has always opposed union formation to employers. He said he had asked not to do any sabotage. He also said that he requested that the penalties imposed on employers for anti-union behavior be strengthened.

Amazon is the second largest private sector employer in the country after Wal-Mart. There were no unions in the United States and they were reluctant to organize their workers.

RWDSU representative Stewart Appelbaum has told Reuters that he has held talks with President Biden’s aides over Amazon’s Alabama site, and that his aides have asked for more information. However, he did not disclose the name of the person he was talking to. “I wanted to let the White House know that there was a move towards union formation. I didn’t make any special requests,” he said.

An Amazon spokeswoman said, “I don’t think RWDSU represents many of our employees.” “Our employees are here because Amazon has offered the best jobs.” I choose to work. Compare the compensation, benefits, and working environment with similar industries of other companies. “

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