Tuesday, November 20, 2018

"Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate"

NYT:

Now, tied together by a close cultural connection and empowered by a tight labor market, they appear to be the first known group in the United States to get Amazon management to negotiate.

After modest protests over the summer, the workers have had two private meetings with management in recent months. Labor organizers and researchers said they were not aware of Amazon coming to the table previously in the United States amid pressure from workers, even for private discussions.
(I can't find the article I'm looking for that discusses the importance of clan connections when the legal system is weak.)

Speaking of Amazon:



And speaking of Robocop: