The corporate giant Amazon is once again showing its contempt for American workers, deploying coercive measures that critics believe are bribes in an attempt to break worker solidarity.
Amazon has been at war with its workers in Alabama for months, forcing workers to attend anti-union seminars and sending them text messages inferring that unionizing would cause facilities to close and jobs to be lost. Now, they are offering $2,000 “resignation bonuses” to crush the unionization drive for good before union elections end on March 30.
Amazon is offering employees who have worked through two peak seasons up to $2,000 to resign. Workers who have worked through three peak seasons are being offered as much as $3,000 to resign. These workers are being told they can get their jobs back later as well, but that could be a deception. Critics are alleging that Amazon will bring in workers who are firmly anti-union to replace them and vote against unionization.