• Pitney Bowes is out with a new study concluding that Amazon n ow makes more deliveries to people's homes in the US than FedEx, though. not as many as the US Postal Service or UPS.
At least not yet.
In 2020, the study says, Amazon Logistics delivered 4.2 billion parcel shipments, or 21 percent of the parcels in the US. FedEx only makes 16 percent, while the Post Office is at 38 percent and UPS is at 24 percent.
• CNBC reports that "Amazon warehouse workers in Alberta, Canada, have filed for a union election, a major labor union said Tuesday, marking the latest escalation in tensions between the retail giant and its employees.
"The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, through a local chapter, late Monday filed with the Alberta Labor Relations Board for a vote on union representation at an Amazon warehouse in Nisku, Alberta, known as YEG1. The labor agency must first approve the election, at which point all workers at YEG1 employed as of Sept. 13 will be able to vote on whether to join Teamsters Local Union 362. A spokesperson from Teamsters Canada said the warehouse employs between 600 and 800 workers."
The story notes that Amazon says for the record that while it respects the rights of its employees to unionize, it does not think that unionization is "the best answer for our employees."