Teamsters Vote Yes To Support And Fund Amazon Union Organizing Push

One of the largest unions in the country has given the go-ahead to support efforts to unionize Amazon.

Reuters report:

“The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a labor union in the United States and Canada, has voted to formalize a resolution to support, fund and supply resources to employees of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) in their unionization efforts.

‘Amazon workers are calling for safer and better working conditions, and with today’s resolution, we are activating the full force of our union to support them,’ Randy Korgan, the union’s national director for Amazon, said on Thursday.

Nearly 96% of delegates voted in favor of the resolution at the 30th international convention of Teamsters, which includes representatives from 500 unions and together account for 1.4 million workers in the United States.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

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