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Lessons From Italian Unions’ Historic Agreement With Amazon

Lessons From Italian Unions’ Historic Agreement With Amazon

Facilitated by worker activism, supportive policy, and a sectoral bargaining system, unions in Italy signed a collective bargaining agreement with Amazon, offering optimism for U.S. workers seeking to negotiate with the company.

In April 2022, Amazon workers at a Staten Island, New York, warehouse became the first to successfully unionize at the firm in the United States. This was a major achievement and has been rightly celebrated by supporters of workers around the globe. Through a variety of means, these workers will now try to encourage Amazon to negotiate and then sign a collective bargaining agreement that secures the improvements in working conditions they are seeking.

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David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

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