Labor Experts Dismissed the Quixotic Amazon Union Drive on Staten Island. Then They Won.
“I told the workers beforehand that they would lose based on the ‘numbers.’ They said they knew the workers. They were right!”
Luis Feliz Leon · April 13, 2022
Amazon Labor Union members and supporters celebrate their win. | Luis Feliz-Leon/New York Focus
Luis Feliz Leon is a New York City-based organizer, journalist, and independent scholar.
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