An Amazon fulfillment center. (GeekWire File Photo)
Stuart Applebaum has heard the argumen...
California legislation to aid Amazon warehouse workers won’t replace ongoing unionization efforts – GeekWire
An Amazon fulfillment center. (GeekWire File Photo) Stuart Applebaum has heard the argument before. That, perversely, a union organizer should quietly root against non-union higher wages or better working conditions because it makes activating workers toward unionization more difficult because they have less to fight for. But Applebaum, the union boss who is trying to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., doesn’t buy that theory. Which is why he was excited when he saw that California lawmakers have attempted to put into law the same work-rate protections he’s been pushing for workers in the Deep South. “Look, we want