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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

Source:  cbc.ca

 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amazon-union-teamsters-1.6179482

Discussion points:

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?

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