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Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’ - VICE
“We should spend the first part of our response strongly laying out the case for why the organizer’s conduct was immoral, unacceptable, and arguably illegal, in detail, and only then follow with our usual talking points about worker safety,” Zapolsky wrote. “Make him the most interesting part of the story, and if possible make him the face of the entire union/organizing movement.”
amazon  employee-relations  organizing  christian-smalls  vice.com  jeff-bezos  paul-blest  david-zapolsky  unions  union-organizing  jay-carney  dave-clark  beth-galetti 
5 days ago by yolandaenoch
Ida Bae Wells on Twitter: "Amazon executive calls black man who they fired after he led a protest for safer working conditions inarticulate and not smart. They decided to use him to smear the labor movement and those workers attempting to organize. https:
“Amazon executive calls black man who they fired after he led a protest for safer working conditions inarticulate and not smart. They decided to use him to smear the labor movement and those workers attempting to organize.”
amazon  labor  unions  2020 
5 days ago by handcoding
12 OHSU staff test positive for coronavirus, more tests pending - oregonlive.com
«As of Sunday, the 12 were out of 846 nurses, doctors and other staff who were tested, President Danny Jacobs said Monday during a press conference thrown by health care unions to emphasize the shortage of of the masks, gloves, gowns and other safety equipment needed to protect them from contracting the virus.»
oregon  work  unions  labor  medicine  covid19 
9 days ago by brennen
General Electric Workers Launch Protest, Demand to Make Ventilators - VICE
«IUE-CWA Local 86004 President Jake Aguanaga offered his plant, located in Arkansas City, Kansas, as an example of how much manufacturing capacity could be converted: more than 52 percent of his workforce has been laid off, and several football fields worth of factory space are currently sitting idle. “If GE trusts us to build, maintain, and test engines which go on a variety of aircraft where millions of lives are at stake, why wouldn’t they trust us to build ventilators?” he said.»
general-electric  industrial-complexen  covid19  government  unions  vice  kansas  work  via-irc  via-apergos 
9 days ago by brennen
aaron petcoff on Twitter: "Something this crisis makes clear is that unions aren't just critical for the protection of workers health and safety, but for customers as well. If it's unsafe for workers to go to their workplaces, it's unsafe for everyone." /
“Something this crisis makes clear is that unions aren’t just critical for the protection of workers health and safety, but for customers as well. If it’s unsafe for workers to go to their workplaces, it’s unsafe for everyone.”
unions  coronavirus  2020  ughitsaaron  twitter 
14 days ago by handcoding

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