John Logan

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John Logan is Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University and a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center. Between 2000-2009, he was an assistant and associate professor of comparative employment relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published widely on employer opposition to unionization and on anti-union law and consultant firms.

The Legacy of Bessemer: The Amazon Campaign is a Gift to the Labor Movement

by on April 23, 2021

RWDSU Critics Have Misrepresented the Facts and Missed the Point

Ever since the RWDSU’s election lost to Amazon in the most-watched union campaign in decades, we have heard from celebrity-seeking “organizing experts,” most of whom weren’t in Alabama, didn’t speak to anyone involved in the RWDSU campaign, yet know exactly what the union organizers did wrong and what they should have done in order to be successful.

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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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