Fortune | Workers at a second Amazon facility on Staten Island just voted against unionizing. But that doesn’t mean the movement is slowing down

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KI Executive Director, Joe McCartin comments on continued organizing efforts at Amazon warehouses across the country.


Part of what made ALU initially successful in resisting Amazon’s opposition is its independent status and leadership made up only of Amazon workers. “It was hard for Amazon to characterize the ALU as ‘outside agitators,’ as employers often attempt to do when a union campaign gets underway,” Joseph McCartin, executive director of Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, told Fortune.

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