• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Amazon workers vote to join a union in New York in historic move

j brown's body

CHRISTIAN-ish
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 18, 2018
Messages
36,668
Reaction score
28,868
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
"Workers voted Friday to unionize an Amazon Staten Island warehouse, a historic decision that marks the first successful U.S. organizing effort at the e-commerce giant and a major victory for the domestic labor movement.

Amazon, the country’s second-largest private employer, has long fended off attempts to unionize workers at its warehouse — a highly prized target among traditional labor groups who have seen membership wane in recent years.


But a small, upstart independent union led by a former employee of the Staten Island warehouse mounted the first successful campaign to unionize Amazon workers, breaking many of the traditional organizing rules and relying on workers‘ momentum."

Link

Great news. Biden should invite the organizers to the White House for a celebration.
 

Schism

Destroyer of Propaganda
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
14,232
Reaction score
7,574
Location
Eugene, Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
I support them 100%

Unfortunately, the Democratic Party quit supporting unions long ago, and now only offer lip service.

Ask a plumber, pipe-fitter, electrician, AFL-CIO member, Teamster who they support and why.

And no, don't ask Union leadership, ask the members.
 

Phys251

Purge evil with Justice
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 24, 2011
Messages
52,464
Reaction score
37,182
Location
Georgia
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
"Workers voted Friday to unionize an Amazon Staten Island warehouse, a historic decision that marks the first successful U.S. organizing effort at the e-commerce giant and a major victory for the domestic labor movement.

Amazon, the country’s second-largest private employer, has long fended off attempts to unionize workers at its warehouse — a highly prized target among traditional labor groups who have seen membership wane in recent years.


But a small, upstart independent union led by a former employee of the Staten Island warehouse mounted the first successful campaign to unionize Amazon workers, breaking many of the traditional organizing rules and relying on workers‘ momentum."

Link

Great news. Biden should invite the organizers to the White House for a celebration.

Very good. Let's hope this spreads.
 

j brown's body

CHRISTIAN-ish
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 18, 2018
Messages
36,668
Reaction score
28,868
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
I support them 100%

Unfortunately, the Democratic Party quit supporting unions long ago, and now only offer lip service.

Ask a plumber, pipe-fitter, electrician, AFL-CIO member, Teamster who they support and why.

And no, don't ask Union leadership, ask the members.

That's why Biden should invite the organizers. They are rank-and file workers.
 

Schism

Destroyer of Propaganda
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
14,232
Reaction score
7,574
Location
Eugene, Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent

Deuce

Outer space potato man
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 6, 2010
Messages
94,291
Reaction score
46,736
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
I support them 100%

Unfortunately, the Democratic Party quit supporting unions long ago, and now only offer lip service.

Ask a plumber, pipe-fitter, electrician, AFL-CIO member, Teamster who they support and why.

And no, don't ask Union leadership, ask the members.
Hahahah sure buddy, it's those darn liberals who hate unions!!
 

Jezcoe

DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 16, 2019
Messages
5,683
Reaction score
5,980
I support them 100%

Unfortunately, the Democratic Party quit supporting unions long ago, and now only offer lip service.

Ask a plumber, pipe-fitter, electrician, AFL-CIO member, Teamster who they support and why.

And no, don't ask Union leadership, ask the members.
I can tell you who they support.. and I have no idea why.
 

Jezcoe

DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 16, 2019
Messages
5,683
Reaction score
5,980
Hahahah sure buddy, it's those darn liberals who hate unions!!
The culture wars work on blue collar union laborers quite well.

It gets them to align with a party that actively works against their interest instead of with the party that treats them benign neglect.
 

Deuce

Outer space potato man
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 6, 2010
Messages
94,291
Reaction score
46,736
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
The culture wars work on blue collar union laborers quite well.

It gets them to align with a party that actively works against their interest instead of with the party that treats them benign neglect.
Yyyup.
 

Schism

Destroyer of Propaganda
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
14,232
Reaction score
7,574
Location
Eugene, Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
I can tell you who they support.. and I have no idea why.

Because Democrats turned their back on us. That's why.

There's more money in supporting corporate interests.
 

Phys251

Purge evil with Justice
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 24, 2011
Messages
52,464
Reaction score
37,182
Location
Georgia
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
Because Democrats turned their back on us. That's why.

There's more money in supporting corporate interests.

"Us"?
 

Jezcoe

DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 16, 2019
Messages
5,683
Reaction score
5,980
Because Democrats turned their back on us. That's why.

There's more money in supporting corporate interests.
It's benign neglect from the Democrats versus the active destruction from the GOP.

I will take benign neglect.
 

Schism

Destroyer of Propaganda
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
14,232
Reaction score
7,574
Location
Eugene, Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
It's benign neglect from the Democrats versus the active destruction from the GOP.

I will take benign neglect.

Ahh, the lessor of two evils.

You know what that ensures? That evil will always be in power.

Enjoy your "benign neglect".
 

Schism

Destroyer of Propaganda
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
14,232
Reaction score
7,574
Location
Eugene, Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent

Yep. I'll always align with union workers, always have. I come from blue-collar working class, grew up in a large D-family.

What they've become is a shitshow.
 

Liberal7360

DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 16, 2021
Messages
3,528
Reaction score
5,033
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Liberal
"Workers voted Friday to unionize an Amazon Staten Island warehouse, a historic decision that marks the first successful U.S. organizing effort at the e-commerce giant and a major victory for the domestic labor movement.

Amazon, the country’s second-largest private employer, has long fended off attempts to unionize workers at its warehouse — a highly prized target among traditional labor groups who have seen membership wane in recent years.


But a small, upstart independent union led by a former employee of the Staten Island warehouse mounted the first successful campaign to unionize Amazon workers, breaking many of the traditional organizing rules and relying on workers‘ momentum."

Link

Great news. Biden should invite the organizers to the White House for a celebration.



This is very good news.

All of amazon non management and executive workers should be unionized.

Same with walmart and other big employers.

Executives and management have contracts with the owners, why should the other workers be denied the same right to have a contract with their employer?

We need more people in unions in this nation.
 

Moon

Why so serious?
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
14,769
Reaction score
8,291
Location
Washington State
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
This is very good news.

All of amazon non management and executive workers should be unionized.

Same with walmart and other big employers.

Executives and management have contracts with the owners, why should the other workers be denied the same right to have a contract with their employer?

We need more people in unions in this nation.
Executives and management have things like non-compete and non-solicit clauses, and must divulge their contract with a prospective new employer. Some clauses restrict your ability to work in the same field in the same geographic area (say 50 miles). You want all of that for all employees?
 

j brown's body

CHRISTIAN-ish
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 18, 2018
Messages
36,668
Reaction score
28,868
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
Executives and management have things like non-compete and non-solicit clauses, and must divulge their contract with a prospective new employer. Some clauses restrict your ability to work in the same field in the same geographic area (say 50 miles). You want all of that for all employees?

Management, not the union, does this.
 

j brown's body

CHRISTIAN-ish
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 18, 2018
Messages
36,668
Reaction score
28,868
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
Ahh, the lessor of two evils.

You know what that ensures? That evil will always be in power.

Enjoy your "benign neglect".

So now you swing with the Right to Work party because Democrats turned their back on unions?

As Oscar Wilde said, "your friends stab you in the front."
 
Top Bottom