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Labor board: Amazon union’s ‘captive meeting’ complaints have merit

In connection with Staten Island warehouse vote

Posted 5/13/22

The National Labor Relations Board has found merit in a union charge that Amazon violated labor law in Staten Island by holding mandatory worker meetings to persuade its employees not to unionize.

The labor board has in the past allowed employees to mandate such meetings, which are routinely held at companies like Amazon and Starbucks during union drives. But in a memo sent to the agency's field offices last month, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo said she believes the meetings, often called "captive audience meetings," are at odds with labor law, and would seek to get them outlawed.

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