It’s down on among Amazon and the Teamsters.
The powerful International of Brotherhood Teamsters union passed a goal on Thursday to put together Amazon warehouse laborers and drivers the nation over in the thing it’s calling the “Amazon Project.”
“Amazon presents a gigantic danger to working-class networks and steady employments in the coordinations business,” Randy Korgan, the Teamsters’ national director for Amazon, said in an explanation. “Amazon laborers face dehumanizing, risky and low-pay occupations, with high turnover and no voice at work. Amazon laborers are calling for more secure and better working conditions and with the present goal we are initiating the full power of our union to help them.”
The 1.4 million-part association is more powerful than the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store union, which just lost a battle to put together an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. RWDSU is engaging the Alabama vote.
The Teamsters have the weight and assets to support numerous work drives simultaneously, say experts.
“In my over twenty years of administration as Teamsters General President, I’ve yet to see a danger very like the one Amazon presents to hardworking people, independent companies, the coordinations business and our country’s working class,” James P. Hoffa, president of the union, said in an assertion.