Amazon workers union victory bolsters revitalized labor movement

Union victory at one AmazonThe .com Inc. warehouse in New York is the latest example of renewed interest in union activism among American workers. That could spur workers at other Amazon facilities and elsewhere to follow suit, efforts that organizers hope will reverse a long decline in union membership.

The Covid-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the critical role that workers such as warehouse workers, cashiers and drivers play in the functioning of the US economy, often for relatively low wages. At the same time, labor shortages mean that many workers are in a better position to negotiate higher wages and benefits.


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