GSG representatives also reportedly attended some of Amazon’s so-called captive audience meetings, where bosses made union-busting presentations while employees were at the meeting.
the CNBC’s news prompted a backlash from several of the largest unions in the United States: the American Federation of Teachers and the Service Employees International Union, among others, said they would no longer work with GSG at the future.
Following the disclosure, CNBC said the company issued a statement claiming that while there are “factual inaccuracies” in reporting about its work for Amazon, “to be involved in any way was wrong, we have resigned from this job and we are deeply sorry.” .”
The Democrats’ planned contract change is designed to prevent that from happening again.
Consultants should certify that they do not assist other clients “to persuade employees or workers not to form or join a union or otherwise to discourage employees or workers from joining a union, or to help a client (other than a union or labor organization) in a labor dispute,” the addendum reads.
It would also prohibit consultants who “help clients advance legislation, election measures or other public policies that the labor movement opposes or frustrate legislation, election measures or other public policies supported by the labor movement”. This provision could carry particular weight at the state level, where employers like Uber and Lyft are among those pushing to regulate gig work.
If the consultant is subsequently asked to participate in any of these activities, he is required to “immediately notify [Party Committee/PAC] the nature of the engagement and to whom the services will be provided”, and the committee will “terminate the agreement immediately”.