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Amazon on back foot as Bernie Sanders joins workers’ drive to form union [Video]

Unions and political leaders argue that Amazon employees face constant pressure and monitoring, with little job protection, highlighting the need for collective bargaining.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks in support of the unionisation of Amazon.com, Inc. fulfilment centre workers outside the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) in Birmingham, Alabama on March 26, 2021. (AFP)

Senator BernieSanders has joined the drive to unionise Amazon workers in Alabama as clashes intensified between lawmakers and the e-commerce giant ahead of a deadline for a vote that could lead to the first union on US soil at the massive tech company.

The visit by Sanders, joined by actor Danny Glover and rapper "Killer Mike" Render, marks the latest high-profile appearances in the contentious organising effort for some 5,800 employees at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer which culminates next week.

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