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Amazon Access to Mailbox Could Be Grounds to Overturn Union Vote 2021-05-15 [Bloomberg]

Trade Union Evidence Could Overturn Amazon Vote, Labor Board Says 2021-04-30 [Silicon.co.uk]

Labor Board says evidence presented by union in Amazon vote 'could be grounds for overturning election' 2021-04-29 [Yahoo]

‘They track our every move’: why the cards were stacked against a union at Amazon 2021-04-23 [The Conversation]

Amazon illegally interfered in Alabama warehouse election, union alleges in complaint to federal officials 2021-04-20 [CNBC]

Inside the Alabama Amazon Union Drive: An Interview with the Lead Organizer 2021-04-18 [Labour Notes]

Rallies, benefits to begin for striking Warrior Met Coal workers 2021-04-14 [AL.com]

Amazon Defeats Unionizing Efforts in Alabama 2021-04-13 [WNYC / The Takeaway]

The Symbol of Bessemer: We look at Amazon’s victory over a labor union — and the meaning of $15-an-hour jobs. 2021-04-12 [New York Times]

Amazon workers in Alabama reject RWDSU, 70 to 30 2021-04-10 [New York Times]

The “Bessemer effect” has already changed Amazon and the world 2021-04-10 [UNI]

It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election 2021-04-10 [NPR]

Union defeat at Amazon warehouse turns spotlight to the Hill 2021-04-09 [Politico]

Workers at Amazon warehouse in Alabama reject unionization, a major win for the e-commerce giant 2021-04-09 [Wash Post]

Amazon workers in Alabama reject union drive in majority vote 2021-04-09 [Reuters]

Amazon workers vote against union at Alabama warehouse 2021-04-09 [CNN]

Amazon Bullied Workers Into Voting Against a Union: Trumka For more info 2021-04-09 [Bloomberg]

Balance of Power: AFL-CIO's Trumka, Amazon Vote 2021-04-09 [Bloomberg]

Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign 2021-04-09 [The Nation]

Amazon Workers Defeat Union Drive at Alabama Warehouse 2021-04-09 [NYTimes]

Amazon Takes 2-1 Lead in Alabama Union Vote 2021-04-09 [Bloomberg]

Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them 2021-04-09 [CTV]

Bessemer Amazon union vote update: What we know now about Alabama count 2021-04-08 [AL.com]

What to Know About the Amazon Union Vote Count 2021-04-08 [US News & World Report]

More than 3,200 Amazon employees at Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment center cast ballots in historic union vote 2021-04-08 [Yahoo! News]

Amazon union election attracted 3,215 voters, union says 2021-04-08 [Seattle Times]

As Amazon union vote count drags on, activists say 'this is everybody's fight' 2021-04-06 [CBS]

Meet the longtime Jewish labor activist going up against Amazon in Alabama 2021-04-06 [JTA]

1,100 Coal Miners Go on Strike in Northern Alabama 2021-04-06 [Pay Day Report]

Amazon is on edge over Alabama union vote 2021-04-04 [CNN]

Low Pay, Long Hours, and No Holidays: Alabama Coal Miners Strike Back 2021-04-03 [Left Voice]

Amazon Workers Shouldn’t Have to Work This Hard to Win a Union 2021-04-03 [Jacobin]

Alabama Amazon union vote: When will we know who won? 2021-04-02 [Al.com]

Amazon had a weird week on Twitter. But the union vote is the big news. 2021-04-02 [Marketwatch]

Amazon workers in Alabama just voted on a union. What’s next? 2021-03-31 [Wash Post]

Bernie Sanders: Amazon workers in Alabama are sick and tired of being treated like robots 2021-03-31 [Bernie Sanders / Twitter]

Jewish Union Chief Sees Battle to Organize Amazon Workers as Modern-day Passover Story 2021-03-31 [Haareetz]

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama pushed for a union. The world is watching what happens next 2021-03-31 [ABC]

Amazon workers vote on unionization Social Sharing 2021-03-31 [CBC]

Amazon loses effort to install camera to watch counting of ballots in pivotal union vote 2021-03-30 [CNBC]

Robin D.G. Kelley: Amazon Union Drive Builds on Decades of Black Radical Labor Activism in Alabama 2021-03-30 [Democracy Now]

'What You're Doing Is Historical!' Bernie Sanders Rallies With Amazon Workers in Alabama 2021-03-29 [Common Dreams]

SGreenhouse: ‘There’s momentum to win’: union fight enters final stretch for Alabama Amazon workers 2021-03-30 [Guardian]

As the Hard-Fought Amazon Union Vote Ends, a Movement Begins 2021-03-29 [Wired]

‘There’s momentum to win’: union fight enters final stretch for Alabama Amazon workers 2021-03-29 [The Guardian]

Bernie Sanders visits Alabama in boost to Amazon workers' union effort 2021-03-28 [CBS]

Cops Hired by Amazon Are Intimidating Workers and Supporters of the Union Drive 2021-03-28 [Truthout]

Bernie Sanders pushes Amazon workers to unionize 2021-03-28 [Yahoo]

In Amazon union election, votes cast by some ineligible ex-employees could swing outcome 2021-03-24 [Reuters]

For Amazon and its workers, a search for fulfillment 2021-03-25 [AL.com]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-05-1886 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

3-05-1895 Eugene V. Debs and 6 other union railroad leaders are sentenced to 6 months in prison for contempt of court during a hearing over a strike at the Pullman luxury car manufacturing plants. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

20-05-1926 The first federal legislation asserting workers' right to form unions takes effect today in the rail industry. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

23-05-1903 Some 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, are on strike in the Philadelphia area protesting against 60-hour weeks including night hours imposed on children. [more]

24-05-1995 After 10 months on strike against 12-hour shifts and wage increases linked to productivity, 2300 workers from 5 Bridgestone-Firestone factories resign themselves to going back to work without a collective agreement. [more]

25-05-1805 A Philadelphia shoemakers' strike was broken when workers were arrested and accused of violating an English law proclaiming criminal any conspiracy to force a collective increase in wages. [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]

31-05-1943 At the Detroit Packard Motor Co factory, in full war production, 25,000 white workers go on strike when 3 black workers are promoted to a line previously occupied only by whites. The 3 are transferred. [more]