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Amazon’s ‘Nefarious’ Labor Practices Curbed in Settlement

  • NLRB settlement makes clear workers can organize after hours
  • Union activity has been on the rise across the country
A fired Amazon fulfillment center employee, center, speaks during a protest outside an Amazon.com facility in the Staten Island borough of New York in 2020.
A fired Amazon fulfillment center employee, center, speaks during a protest outside an Amazon.com facility in the Staten Island borough of New York in 2020.Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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Amazon.com Inc. workers across the country now face fewer hurdles to organize against their employer under a settlement the company reached with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.

The agreement requires Amazon to inform past and current workers of their rights and ensures that it can’t interfere with labor organizing on company property after hours. The settlement was finalized on Wednesday, which happened to coincide with a union-organizing effort in New York City that same day.