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April 1, 2021 38 min

Since its earliest days, Amazon has been anti-union, successfully quashing any attempt by workers to organize.

A group of workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., just might change that — depending on the outcome of a vote this week.

We look at how their effort came together and what it means for the nature of work in savvy, growing companies like Amazon.

Guest: Michael Corkery, a business reporter for The New York Times. 

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Background reading: 

  • The outcome of a vote at a warehouse in Alabama could have far-ranging implications for both Amazon and the labor movement.
  • Here’s what will happen after this week’s union vote. 
  • For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

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