Poll Finds 75 Percent of Americans Support Amazon Workers’ Union Efforts

Workers’ recent efforts to unionize Amazon warehouses and fight for better working conditions are widely popular among Americans across the political spectrum, new polling finds.

A recent poll of nearly 2500 Americans was done by Blue Rose Research to determine the popularity of More Perfect Union. finds that 75 percent of those polled support Amazon Labor Union’s (ALU) stated goals to seek “union representation in order to have job security, better pay, and safer working conditions.”

This support is strong across all political lines, according to the polling. A majority of Donald Trump voters aged between 18 and 49 agreed with the union’s goals. Young Democrats were the most supportive. A staggering 91 percent of young Joe Biden voters were supportive of the union. The same percentage was supported by Biden voters between 39-49 years old.

Support for the union’s goals is also strong across races; majorities of white, Latinx, Black and Asian respondents are in favor of the union, with the lowest support among white respondents at 71 percent, and the highest among Black respondents at 87 percent.

The polling follows. ALU won a unionThis was done by a decisive vote in Staten Island (New York) earlier this month. The workers faced long odds of unionization in the face a union-busting effort that cost $3.4million. at minimum last year, and the independent union’s historic win is causing established labor unions to question whether or not it’s time to reshape how they approach organizing.

ALU’s movement has been spreading quickly among Amazon workers. Their victory came just one week later. Christian Smalls, president of the ALU, saidWorkers at more than 100 warehouses had contacted union representatives to organize their workplaces.

Amazon has taken great lengths to project a positive public image, and the poll shows that the company’s efforts have largely been successful; 90 percent of the people who shopped on the Amazon website over the past three months said that they have a favorable view of the company. However, among that group, 75 percent still favored workers’ union efforts.

It’s possible that Amazon’s reputation for subpar working conditions is still prevalent even among those who have a positive overall view of the company. Last year, the company went to war on Twitter to dispute allegations that quotas for Amazon delivery drivers are so strict that drivers often have to urinate in bottles just to stay on track — allegations that investigations later foundDespite denials online, the company was aware of the facts.

The company has made it a goal to be the best and safest place to work in the world over the past few decades. But, recent data suggests that the company is far from being the safest. Some of the most dangerous warehouses in this country are operated. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data, the company was responsible for 50 percent of warehouse injuries last year, despite only making up about a third of the country’s warehouse workforce.

Amazon employs a larger and larger shareUnion membership has been declining in the workforce. The percentage of workers who are members of a labor union has declined over the past decade to around 10 percent overall. a measly 6 percentAmong workers in private industry.

At the same time, however, the public’s view of labor unions is becoming more favorable. According to Gallup pollingThe public supports unions at their highest level since 1965 with 68 percent support. This support is a sign that the The rise in labor movementIn the U.S.

The wide support for Amazon’s union effort is also an indication that, in order to Get more support ahead of this year’s midterm elections, Democrats should throw their support behind union efforts among workers at companies that are household names, like Amazon and Starbucks.

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