Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

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Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

An NLRB investigation found that Amazon illegally prohibited Connor Spence, a Staten Island employee involved in union organizing, from distributing pro-union literature in a break room on May 16—and then confiscated the literature—also in violation of U.S. labor law, according to evidence provided by the NLRB to the union’s attorney. The Bessemer campaign marked the highest profile effort to date to unionize an Amazon warehouse in the United States, and inspired groups of Amazon workers around the country to take steps toward unionizing. The NLRB investigation also found that Amazon illegally created the impression of surveillance of workers’ organizing activity at JFK8 on May 24. During the past year, the NLRB has repeatedly found evidence that Amazon has illegally violated these laws. If Amazon does not agree to do so, then the NLRB will schedule a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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