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NY Unions to Amazon:
It Sure Would Be a Shame If Anything
Happened to Your Company, Jeff Bezos.

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/2/2020 4:51:14 AM

What was that notoriously cynical thing that one-time Obama aide, Rahm Emanuel, once said? Oh, yes, "you never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." And the middle of a national emergency, in the middle of a pandemic, in the middle of a time when everyone is making sacrifices, union members are threatening Amazon: Do what I say. Or Else. New York's far-left collection of socialists, unionistas, and lawmakers have sent letters to Bezos and his top executives to dictate to them how they should run the warehouse that is bringing food

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom 4/2/2020 5:05:43 AM (No. 365787)
Unions wheezing that last breath. Once a useful group they became the very thieves they purported to protect the average worker from. Amazon is no saint, the reputation they have of treating warehouse workers is pretty bad , but people are willing to work there so I guess it can't be THAT bad. There is a large warehouse/logistics district near me. Amazon is considered the worst to work for..the last chance at a job, little to no climate control (not uncommon in this work) and little loyalty/job security. Yet a union coming in would still be worse.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PostAway 4/2/2020 5:19:49 AM (No. 365789)
Those of us who can need to step up. Amazon is one thing but grocery deliveries to those in need sounds like a natural project for the New York Christian community. Neighbor helping neighbor Is American and would get a nod from Benjamin Franklin who said, “ A republic, if you can keep it.”
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 4/2/2020 5:21:30 AM (No. 365791)
I question Bezo’s judgement in setting up a distribution center in one of the worst cities to do business in. My brother-in-law had a booth at a trade show there in the early 70’s. After having to deal with the local union, he decided to concentrate all his business in the South, which was a smart decision.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Peeps 4/2/2020 5:37:30 AM (No. 365802)
i support Amazon. Screw the manipulative, political, biased unions. You don't deserve any of my money.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm 4/2/2020 5:43:58 AM (No. 365806)
Play hardball Bezos. Because the union thugs won't stop at a single warehouse with demanding you pad the workforce with unnecessary employees and a perpetual right to shut down that workplace at anytime for any reason. Close the warehouse.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: wsdiego 4/2/2020 5:45:53 AM (No. 365808)
One major problem with liberalism/leftest never will except responsibility for the harm they do! Look at what's coming out of China with their lies and blame games!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: The Remnants 4/2/2020 6:24:45 AM (No. 365824)
This country is evolving into a Technocracy / Thugocracy or a melding of both.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NancyD 4/2/2020 6:38:16 AM (No. 365833)
Oh No!!! In addition to the American Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), International Brotherhood of Teamsters signing the letter to Bezos, THE "Amazon Employees for Climate Justice" Also signed it! Wow, that's really frightening, Bezos better do what the "Amazon Employees for Climate Justice" say OR ELSE!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/2/2020 7:01:56 AM (No. 365851)
They are just aching for the union to be disbanded by federal action. They acted this way in the buildup to WWII, as well. I believe.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: triggerberg 4/2/2020 7:31:37 AM (No. 365862)
I have long believed unions are evil. This is just more proof.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Periwinkel 4/2/2020 7:57:19 AM (No. 365886)
This just shows what happens when a really smart man is a Democrat...his brain turns to mush. What is it about NYC that makes these guys like Bezos think they can handle the New York unions? Memo to Bezos: You cannot out-maneuver the unions because while you might at least pay lip service to law and order...unions thugs do not.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/2/2020 8:29:52 AM (No. 365916)
I'm certainly not a Bezos fan, but, unions, you can shove it sideways.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/2/2020 8:38:07 AM (No. 365923)
The US Constitution stood up for Bezos on the day is was signed (September 17, 1787). Let's just see if Bezos has the nads to return the compliment. (Tell unions to pound sand, or cave and let them in.)
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Winstonian 4/2/2020 8:57:34 AM (No. 365942)
It’ll be interesting to see if Andy Cuomo will gets involved. After all most of the signatories are documented contributors to Andy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jacksin5 4/2/2020 8:57:41 AM (No. 365943)
Next will be Non union grocery stores. and trucking firms.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: czechlist 4/2/2020 9:16:17 AM (No. 365962)
Unions are a political business. The high paid management must justify their existence to the "stockholders" who pay them through dues. And don't forget what happened at GM after 0 basically gave it to the UAW. I managed a represented population in a right to work state. Never a problem with the "scabs" or most union members but the union stewards were always trying to stir up trouble. They were elected and had to do something to prove their worth.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/2/2020 9:21:21 AM (No. 365965)
Jeffy's response. It sure would be tragic if I took ALL the jobs out of union states and set up shop elsewhere. Touche!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/2/2020 9:37:13 AM (No. 365982)
Jeff Bezos should have set his distribution center in Nashville or Charlotte - anywhere but New York.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/2/2020 11:34:55 AM (No. 366111)
In this one instance, I support Bezos and his right to run HIS company union free if he wants it that way. True he is in many ways a terrible company owner, but bottom line, it is none of the unions business how he runs it. Would not ever support a union right now, they have morphed into gigantic money laundering machines for the democrats. They do not protect the workers, and the teachers unions definitely do not act in the best interests of the students. And according to one union bigwig in FL, when the kids pay dues, then we will pay attention to them.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 4/2/2020 1:17:26 PM (No. 366263)
"Union thugs" seems so redundant.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Foghorn 4/2/2020 4:13:15 PM (No. 366411)
I had to deal with fire fighter unions. The frequently told me they didn't have to do a task because it wasn't in the union contract. I told them to do it anyway. Then they threatened me with court. My answer was, go ahead, it will cost the union as much as it will cost the government. As a supervisor I have the right to assign work, and that's the way it is. Unions were a good thing when they first started but they have changed to a socialist monster in many cases. FDR said do not allow unions in government as the union will soon become the government. That is true in the federal, state, county, and city governments. Amazon should get heir lawyers to study the union contract and then tell the union to shut up or leave.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: NotaBene 4/2/2020 4:36:06 PM (No. 366433)
Jeff Bezos should start supporting President Donald Trump with his Amazon Post. Bezos is a dick and Trump could tweet his pecker. Unions And AOC are much worse than anything the President could do to this idiot divorcée.
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