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Unions rise again: Labor collectives vs. Amazon

America's second-largest employer fought hard against unionization efforts at its Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse. But "team members" there voted to unionize – an example of younger employees' interest in improved working conditions, and the increasing fortunes of labor collectives, despite corporations' union-busting tactics. Correspondent David Pogue reports. (A version of this story was originally broadcast on April 24, 2022.)


Amazon fires two employees amid union efforts

Amazon has fired two employees involved in efforts to unionize a warehouse in New York City. The employees worked at a facility on Staten Island, which last month became the first Amazon warehouse to unionize in the country. Amazon says the terminations had nothing to do with the union, but were instead related to their job performances and duties. Michael Sainato, a contributor for The Guardian, joined CBS News' Elaine Quijano to discuss.

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