John Logan is Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University.
Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are currently voting by mail on whether or not to form a union. Their campaign against one of the world's most powerful -- and most anti-union -- corporations has captured public imagination, and inspired young activists, in a way that hasn't happened in almost a century.
In the past two decades, numerous Big Tech corporations, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Cisco, and Facebook, have clamored to endorse global labor and human rights standards.
Between February 8 and March 29, 5800 Amazon distribution center workers in Bessemer, Alabama will vote on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).