Mar 1, 2021

Joe Biden takes swipe at Amazon over union fight

In a statement aimed at Amazon, US President Joe Biden has warned companies against intimidating staff considering joining a labour union. His remarks come in the middle of a historic vote in Alabama, where Amazon warehouse workers are deciding whether to join a union. In his video remarks, Mr Biden did not explicitly back the union effort, nor did he mention Amazon by name. Mr Biden, who was heavily backed by unions in his presidential campaign, has cast himself as a friend to organised labour. "As President Biden points out, the best way for working people to protect themselves and their families is by organising into unions. And that is why so many working women and men are fighting for a union at the Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama," he said.

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