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According to the Washington Post, workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York’s Staten Island have launched a union drive in an ambitious bid to organize one of the world’s largest employers.


  1. How many locations would have an employee vote to unionize at Amazon warehouses?
  2. During the coronavirus pandemic, by what percentage have Amazon’s profits increased during the quarter ended June 30?
  3. What issues are workers hoping to improve at Amazon through unionization?
  4. What union is involved?


Bogage, J. and E. Rosenberg (2021). Amazon warehouse workers on Staten Island seek union vote. The Washington Post, Oct. 21 (Retrievable online at