President Joe Biden on Sunday offered his support for organizing efforts by Amazon workers in Alabama, though he stopped just short of endorsing the formation of a union
But he stops short of telling them to vote for the union.
Link CopiedPresident Joe Biden on Sunday offered his support for organizing efforts by Amazon workers in Alabama, though he stopped just short of endorsing the formation of a union."Workers in Alabama — and all across America — are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. It’s a vitally important choice — one that should be made without intimidation or threats by employers,"
the president tweeted. "Every worker should have a free and fair choice to join a union."His tweet was accompanied by a video in which Biden addressed the workers involved. He told them that the choice whether to organize was their choice exclusively, and that there should be "no coercion" by the company.
"I have long said America wasn't built by Wall Street," the president began. "It was built by the middle class, and unions built the middle class."Biden has long cultivated an image as a friend of organized labor but had previously headtopics.com
largely steered clearof the efforts to organize Amazon's workers at a location in Bessemer, Ala. Some 6,000 workers at the Alabama facility have been voting whether to organize. Read more: POLITICO »
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nytimes washingtonpost business WSJ FT CNN MSNBC Reuters JoeBiden finally did what I've been calling on him, KamalaHarris to do since 1/23, support AL Amazon workers union certification. Better late than never, though it could have been stronger. Maybe Politico should run a story about the DarkMoney 'network' behind the anti union movement.... yrs. of strategy & secretive work by KochNetwork & their GOP 'Misinforming the Majority:👉 👉
BACK IT COWARD I’m not seeing where he stopped short.He can’t force people’s choices. Also small businesses built the middle class.The ones getting decimated. Organizing drives are supposed to be a ‘sterile laboratory’ free of outside influence. POTUS did the ethical thing by advocating for the laboratory, not what happens inside it. Contrast w/ Sen. Bob Corker scaring workers in Chattanooga VW drive.
This guy is an absolute joke. No POTUS has ever recorded such a pro-union message and this is the headline we get? 'though he stopped just short ' what TheDemocrats do best. Always never quite there.