Bernie Sanders joins union drive as clashes with Amazon intensify

Birmingham (United States) (AFP) – Senator Bernie Sanders joined the drive Friday to unionize Amazon workers in Alabama as clashes intensified between lawmakers and the e-commerce giant ahead of a deadline for a vote that could lead to the first union on US soil at the massive tech company. The visit by Sanders, joined by actor¬†Danny Glover and rapper “Killer Mike” Render, marks the latest high-profile appearances in the contentious organizing effort for some 5,800 employees at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer which culminates next week. “If Amazon workers in Alabama can prevail in forming a uni…

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