The New York Times this morning reports that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will vote on a resolution at its convention this week that, if passed, would "make it a priority to organize Amazon workers and help them win a union contract."
According to the story, "The resolution states that the union will 'supply all resources necessary' and will eventually create an Amazon division to help organize workers at the company.
"It does not elaborate on the timing for such a division or how much money or manpower the union will devote to the effort, and a union spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment on those particulars. Last year the union had revenue of more than $200 million, according to Labor Department filings."
- KC's View:
Y'know what Jeff Bezos calls $200 million?
There are some estimates that he makes that much in a day.
He's reportedly spending $175 million on a house in Beverly Hills. He's said to be spending $500 million on a new boat. (Okay, a super-yacht. It's still a boat. Though, admittedly, a really big boat.)
But I digress.
My larger point actually is that Amazon has the resources to make a Teamster effort irrelevant. It just has to make the choice to do so.