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The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is launching a nationwide campaign to unionize Amazon workers. On Thursday, the union passed a resolution to make the “Amazon Project” a top priority and said it would commit “all resources necessary” to making the initiative successful. News of the campaign was first reported by Motherboard.
“Amazon presents a massive threat to working-class communities and good jobs in the logistics industry,” said Randy Korgan, national director of the Amazon Project, in a statement. “Amazon workers are calling for safer and better working conditions, and with today’s resolution, we are activating the full force of our union to support them.”
The vote came during the union’s annual convention on June 24th….