In a blow to labor organizers, a vote to unionize workers to improve working conditions at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama was found to be unsuccessful in early April. Both before and during the vote, Amazon engaged in aggressive union-busting tactics that at times seemed to cross ethical lines—leaving workers hopeful that unionizing efforts at other Amazon facilities will be successful. This case reviews the vote at the Bessemer facility and asks students to assess Amazon’s anti-union strategy and project what workers might do next.
Amazon Busts Union Efforts in Alabama: What’s Next for Workers?
- Publisher:SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals
- Publication year:2021
- Online pub date:
- Discipline: Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee, Industrial & Labor Relations, Power in Organizations
- Contains:Teaching Notes
- Length:836 words
Region:Northern AmericaCountry:United States of AmericaIndustry:Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles| Transportation and storage| Warehousing and support activities for transportationOrganization:Amazon.com, Inc.Organization Size:Type:Online ISBN:9781529779363Copyright: © Madeline Rae 2021