It is possible that Amazon workers don’t want the higher pay and better benefits that traditionally come with unions, but it is more likely they don’t want polarizing union leadership.
Leaders of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union will attempt to blame their loss last week at Amazon’s plant in Bessemer, AL, on Amazon or the state of Alabama law. But they would wise to look within.
The union injected partisan politics and racial strife into the union organizing drive.
Approximately 55% of the 5,876 eligible Amazon employees cast votes in the election over a two month period. The preliminary count shows only 29% supported unionization. That’s not just a defeat; it’s a humiliating defeat for labor.
Union leaders made a serious tactical error when they embraced the Democratic Party and Black Lives Matter, an extremist group with Marxist roots that sponsored rallies last summer protesting the death of George Floyd which led to violent riots.Continue reading “Union Seriously Misread Amazon Workers In Union Election”