November 15, 2021
Technology

Teamsters launch massive nationwide effort to unionize Amazon workers

The Teamsters, one of the largest labor unions in the United States, is launching a national effort to unionize Amazon workers in an official resolution that will be put to a vote among union members later this week.

The resolution, first obtained by Motherboard and reviewed by NBC News, describes the Teamsters’ plan to create and fund a dedicated Amazon division to help workers in its logistics business organize and demand better working conditions.

On Thursday, representatives from about 500 local Teamsters unions will vote on whether to adopt the “Special Resolution; Building Worker Power at Amazon,” during a virtual convention, Teamsters spokesperson Kara Deniz confirmed in a statement Tuesday.

“[B]uilding worker power at Amazon and ultimately helping Amazon workers achieve a union contract is the highest priority for the Teamsters Union,” the resolution states.

“The…

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