Amazon.Com Workers Reject Union




” has managed to avoid unions since its creation in 1994. On Wednesday night, the mega-company’s workers rejected a union by a vote of 21 to 6.

  The purpose of the proposed union would have been to demand higher wages and the right to strike. It would have been formed under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW).

  Mary Osako, a spokeswoman from Amazon, said, “With today’s vote against third-party representation, our employees have made it clear that they prefer a direct connection with Amazon. This direct connection is the most effective way to understand and respond to the wants and needs of our employees. Amazon’s culture and business model are based on rapid innovation, flexibility, and open lines of direct communication between managers and associates.” “