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White House Talks With Labor Leaders About Unionization Effort at Amazon Facility: Official

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White House Talks With Labor Leaders About Unionization Effort at Amazon Facility: Official

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The White House has discussed the unionization effort at Amazon with officials linked to the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU), according to a union official. Stuart Appelbaum, president of the RWDSU, told Reuters that labor leaders connected with his union spoke with a top adviser to President Joe Biden after the president was sworn into office on Jan. 20. The conversation was focused on unionization efforts at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. “We wanted to inform the White House that this campaign was taking place and that they would be hearing about it … we did not make any specific request,” Appelbaum said. “The larger labor movement has indicated to the White House that this is an important campaign, that this is a priority.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki, asked whether Biden supports the unionization efforts, told reporters this week that the president “is a strong, longtime believer …

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