Biden signals support for Amazon workers' unionization efforts: 'Amazon, here we come'

Business April 4, 2022 News
Biden signals support for Amazon workers' unionization efforts: 'Amazon, here we come'

From CNN | Business by Maegan Vazquez and Donald Judd, CNN

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signaled his support for Amazon warehouse workers' efforts to organize after employees at a New York City facility made history by successfully voting to form a union for the first time.

Speaking to thousands of labor leaders in Washington on Wednesday, Biden asserted that "unions are about, in my view, dignity and respect for people who bust their neck," noting that his White House's task force for "Worker Organization and Empowerment" was established "to make sure the choice to join a union belongs to workers alone."

"And by the way, by the way, Amazon, here we come!" he added, stirring applause from the audience at the North America's Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. "Watch! Watch!"

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