In the ongoing union drive in Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon is playing a massive role in influencing the outcome of the election. This should be a crime — bosses should be legally prohibited from interfering with their workers’ union organizing.
Gabrielle Semel is a retired union-side labor lawyer. She was district counsel to District 1 of the Communications Workers in New York for more than thirty years. She also worked as a field attorney at Region 2 of the NLRB in Manhattan for two years.
The decisions made by the National Labor Relations Board have massive importance for workers’ ability to organize and unionize. So it’s no small development that the board’s terrible pro-management head attorney, Peter Robb, was unceremoniously canned this past week.