Workers at Amazon Fresh are organizing a union
Workers at an Amazon Fresh store in Seattle is organizing a union; Amazon management has allegedly retaliated with firings, surveillance, threats and intimidation.
An Amazon Fresh store in Seattle with 150 workers is currently the first Amazon grocery store facing a significant push to organize a union. A few weeks ago, workers went public informing Amazon Workers United, seeking demands such as a wage increase, policy changes and benefits that are equitable to what workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods stores receive, better scheduling and attendance policies, chairs for cashiers, and diversity/sexual harassment training.
A pro-union worker was recently fired over clerical errors in the Amazon A to Z app that her manager had told her not to worry about. Rather than talk to her like a human being, she was fired through an automated email and locked out of the app, just a day or so after management assured her the issue would be resolved without any problems.
Read more about the unfair labor practice charges alleged by workers and the organizing drive at The Guardian