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Amazon news and analysis from The Nation
May 19, 2021
Was the Failed Union Drive in Bessemer a Net Positive for the Labor Movement?
Will it demonstrate the need for labor law reform—or will it scare workers away from organizing?
April 27, 2021
What Next for Amazon Workers?
How labor can leverage the current antitrust revival to advance unionization at Amazon and other giant corporations.
April 19, 2021
Representative Mark Pocan on Amazon and ‘the Arrogance of Corporations That Get Too Big’
The Wisconsin representative whom Amazon attacked talks about the company’s self-serving apology, the Bessemer union vote, and the PRO Act.
April 15, 2021
Organizing at Amazon: What Went Wrong?
Jane McAlevey on the fight in Bessemer, plus Amy Wilentz on Hunter Biden.
Start Making Sense
April 14, 2021
How to Lose a Union Drive
The failed campaign to organize Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., holds key lessons. Whether organizers learn them is another matter.
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April 9, 2021
Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign
The warning signs of defeat were everywhere.
March 29, 2021
What Bernie Sanders Taught Democrats About Labor Solidarity
The senator is back on the front lines—rallying this time with Amazon workers in Alabama. And lots of top Democrats are joining him.
March 9, 2021
Now Is the Time to Restore the Power of Labor
Strengthening unions would play a critical part in tackling our country’s staggering inequality.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 25, 2021
The Amazon Workers’ Campaign Shows the Need for Labor Law Reform
The organizing drive still underway at a fulfillment center in Bessemer, Ala., reveals the many ways current law gives employers far too much power.
February 23, 2021
As Pandemic Profits Put Bezos on Track for Trillionaire Status, Tish James Asks: At What Cost?
“Since the pandemic began,” says New York’s attorney general, “it is clear that Amazon has valued profit over people.”