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Low-paid workers are unionizing in the United States

US workers want to unionize

A recent article published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization focused on inequality in the U.S., shows that Corporations are spending serious money to keep their workers from organizing and joining unions. The recent spike in labor organizing is unusual, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of data published by the National Labor Relations Board, which enforces collective bargaining laws and oversees union elections. Among them are some of the most profitable companies in the world.

"One of the biggest spenders in recent years is Amazon. In 2021, the company paid more than $4.2 million to four anti-union labor firms, according to disclosures filed with the Department of Labor. The filings described the payments as a “response to large scale union organizing efforts.”"

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