FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2021
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CEO JEFF BEZOS ADMITS AMAZON HAS BEEN MISTREATING WORKERS
STATEMENT FROM RWDSU PRESIDENT STUART APPELBAUM
(NEW YORK, NY) – Today, in response to a letter to shareholders from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which is conducting the unionization drive for the workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, issued the following statement:
“The impact on Amazon’s reputation by this campaign has been devastating, regardless of the vote result. We have initiated a global debate about the way Amazon treats its employees. Bezos’s admission today demonstrates that what we have been saying about workplace conditions is correct. But his admission won’t change anything, workers need a union – not just another Amazon public relations effort in damage control.”
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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at www.rwdsu.org, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.