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How Amazon’s unlikely union reflects the changing face of US labour movement
April 26, 2022 // Professional labour activists will be watching closely as the Amazon Labour Union faces its second test on Monday, as workers at a smaller facility across the street begin casting ballots in their own union election. It is unclear if the grassroots strategies that succeeded the first time — such as connecting over home-cooked meals and bus stop bonfires — will produce the same results at other facilities.
NJ Amazon union petition withdrawn by labor group with alleged past mob links
April 20, 2022 // In 2012, federal prosecutors alleged that the group’s ex-treasurer, Robert Scalza, had enlisted a Genovese capo to threaten a rival trade union that was trying to unionize a Long Island chocolate factory. IBOTU officials have repeatedly been accused of misconduct. local 713 Scalza later pleaded guilty to extortion conspiracy charges, served six months house arrest and was temporarily barred from union activity, the New York Daily News reported in 2014.
Amazon Workers at New Jersey Facility to Hold Union Election Read more at: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/amazon-workers-at-new-jersey-facility-to-hold-union-election Copyright © BloombergQuint
April 20, 2022 // Local 713 brought in revenue of $7.3 million, with $6.1 million in net assets in 2018, the last year non-profit filings were available for the union. Peter Hasho, the union’s president emeritus at the time, was paid more than $1 million a year, according to the filing.