Amazon reached out to USPS to get personal mailbox put in forward of union vote, emails present

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We’ve not heard something again on the set up of this assortment field,” a Postal Service account supervisor emailed Postal Service staff in Alabama on Jan. 14. “Amazon is reaching out once more to me immediately in regards to the standing as they wished to maneuver rapidly on this.” 

These emails instantly contradict a Postal Service spokesman’s declare that the mailbox was “advised by the Postal Service as an answer to offer an environment friendly and safe supply and assortment level.”

”Though the NLRB definitively denied Amazon’s request for a drop field on the warehouse property, Amazon felt it was above the legislation and labored with the postal service anyway to put in one,” RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum mentioned in an announcement. “They did this as a result of it offered a transparent skill to intimidate staff.” 

When the mailbox was put in, journalist Kim Kelly and Extra Good Union confirmed precisely why it functioned to intimidate staff:

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Assuming the vote counting continues because it has begun, this may change into the premise for a problem by the union. It was, in fact, solely one in every of a string of intimidation methods and efforts to rig the vote in Amazon’s favor—most of which had been allowed below present U.S. labor legislation. A lot of what’s occurred in Bessemer is a case study in why we need the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, but in addition in why massive enterprise is so decided to maintain U.S. labor legislation weak and tilted in favor of administration.