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Tech billionaires like Bezos must answer: Will they let workers unionize?

Amazon's decision to fire the activists was easy to make in the United States, where Amazon workers have no union and are left to fend for themselves

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Amazon | Jeff Bezos | Coronavirus

Tim Bray Christy Hoffman | NYT 

Jeff Bezos
Amazon — and the rest of Big Tech — must change. And that includes allowing its workers to unionize.

Covid-19 has created strange bedfellows. Six months ago we, a labor leader and an vice president, would have been on opposite sides in discussing the future of work at Big Tech in general and in particular. Then on May 1, one of us, Tim, walked away from a senior role at Web Services, and potentially millions in compensation, in protest over the firing of workers who spoke out about conditions in the company’s warehouses.

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First Published: Thu, July 30 2020. 09:41 IST
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