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Amazon Hires Koch Bros.-Linked Anti-Labor Consultant to Fight Union Drive in Alabama

HeadlineFeb 11, 2021

In labor news, Amazon workers in Alabama are continuing to vote on whether to become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the United States. The Intercept is reporting Amazon is paying a consultant with ties to the Koch brothers $3,200 a day to thwart the unionization drive. The consultant, Russell Brown, is the president of the Koch-backed Center for Independent Employees and the head of RWP Labor, which claims it helps companies with “maintaining a union free workplace.” Amazon is headed by Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s two richest men.

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