posts from the year2021

Postmortem on Bessemer Amazon Defeat

by on April 13, 2021

First, we must recognize that the overwhelming vote against the union in Bessemer marks a decisive defeat, not to be under estimated.  It will undoubtedly have a dampening effect on other workers, especially given its broad media attention, and the high expectations of many.

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How Amazon’s Anti-Union Consultants Are Trying to Crush the Labor Movement

by on March 22, 2021

Workers at Amazon’s distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama are voting in a historic union election — whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). This is a mail-in NLRB ballot that will end on March 29. Last month, we discovered that, starting in January, Amazon had hired two prominent anti-union consultants, Russell Brown and Melissa Smith of Florida-based Road Warrior Productions (RWP), to assist with its campaign against the RWDSU.

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Collective Bargaining from All Sides in Higher Education

by on January 18, 2021

As we anticipate new political chances of addressing impediments to workers power,  we offer this video of a webinar that took place on October 19, 2020 with LAWCHA members Jon E. Bekken, Albright College, David Hamilton Golland, Governors State University, Nelson Ouellet, Université de Moncton, Naomi R Williams, Rutgers University.

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