Paris Marx is joined by Sara Mojtehedzadeh to discuss the Teamsters’ organizing at Amazon warehouses in Canada and the working conditions that workers face at those facilities.
Sara Mojtehedzadeh is a labour reporter at the Toronto Star and the host of Hustled, a podcast about Foodora workers’ fight for a union. Follow Sara on Twitter at @SaraMojtehedz.
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- In June, the Teamsters voted to put resources behind unionizing Amazon.
- The Teamsters Canada applied for a union vote in Edmonton, Alberta, and said it’s organizing at nine warehouses. Amazon is hiring 15,000 workers and raising wages.
- During the pandemic, the Canadian government signed a deal with Amazon to deliver PPE. The contract fell apart.
- After an Amazon worker died in Indiana, the governor intervened to overturn the citations.
- California is regulating productivity quotas at warehouses.
- Discussions are picking up about sectoral bargaining in Canada.
- Sara wrote about the high injury rates at Amazon’s Canadian warehouses and the temporary closure of its Brampton, Ontario warehouse after a Covid outbreak.
- Find out more about Teamsters Canada’s Amazon campaign and the Warehouse Workers Centre.
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