Why it’s worth watching: Tech workers seeking to unionize are seeing a groundswell of success but face pushback from Big Tech companies looking to stall employee efforts.
- 1,500 Amazon employees at a Staten Island, New York, facility are eligible to vote in the election that ends Friday night, per NPR. An Amazon warehouse across the street, with 8,300 employees, unionized earlier this month.
- After workers at Apple Cumberland Mall in Atlanta moved to unionize, Apple reportedly hired lawyers from Littler Mendelson, a firm specializing in labor and employment litigation, per AppleInsider.
- "Pay is so unequal at the stores—there are people who've been in roles for less time making more than people who've worked in those same roles for years,” an Apple employee told the Verge.
- 50% of tech workers are now interested in joining a union, according to a 2021 Tech Employee Survey conducted by Protocol and Morning Consult.
- The balance of power seems to be shifting in workers’ favor at a time when regulation and antitrust legislation are on an upswing.