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Amazon Union Organizer Arrested Outside of NYC Warehouse

  • Union election to be held next month at the fulfillment center
  • Christian Smalls was charged with trespassing, NYPD says
Chris Smalls 

Chris Smalls 

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A union organizer and two workers were arrested Wednesday outside an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in New York, the latest sign of escalating tension between the e-commerce giant and labor groups. 

Christian Smalls, president of the fledgling Amazon Labor Union, was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, a New York Police Department official said in an interview. The Amazon employees arrested by police were Brett Daniels and Jason Anthony, two members of the Amazon Labor Union. Smalls tweeted around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday that he had been released: “I’m free !! and I’m not stopping.”