Amazon Workers’ Defeat: The Trusts Are Back 

On Friday, April 9th, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union was defeated in its effort to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, AL. The union accuses Amazon of unfairly interfering with the vote and plans to appeal. However disappointing is the Amazon defeat, it signals something more telling.  During the fin de siècle and the early-20th century, large corporations cornered whole segments of America’s economy using predatory pricing, exclusivity deals and other anti-competitive practices to undercut smaller local businesses. And numerous strikes were defeated, often leading striking workers injured, arrested or killed. More

Source: Amazon Workers’ Defeat: The Trusts Are Back – CounterPunch.org

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