Description: The Teamsters union is targeting Amazon’s operations in Canada, with an eye towards unionizing its nine Canadian locations. The Teamsters have already signed-up 40% of the workers at Amazon’s Edmonton facility, thereby reaching the threshold to conduct a facility-wide unionization vote. While the union promises higher wages and better benefits, Amazon counters that unionization will represent “the voices of a select few.”
Date: September 17, 2021
1) Are you a regular Amazon customer? Why or why not?
2) If you were an Amazon employee, would you sign a union card?
3) In chapter one of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making we learn about various users of financial statements, including unions. What type of things might a union learn by reviewing the Amazon financial statements?