Amazon targeted by Teamsters union drive at Mississauga, Brampton and Milton warehouses

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Teamsters Canada is mounting an organizing drive to unionize Amazon workers at warehouses in Mississauga, Brampton and Milton.

According to sources, the large labour union has started the organizing campaign by handing out flyers to workers near the Amazon plants.

Representatives of the Teamsters were asked to comment for this story but have not yet been reached.

However, a large banner on the Teamsters Canada website exclaims "Amazon Needs A Union!" and encourages workers to reach out through a confidential contact form.

As well, just last week, the 1.4 million members of the affiliated International Brotherhood of Teamsters voted in favour of a global Amazon organizing drive.

"As Teamsters, we are sparking the fire that leads to change. Because when we succeed in raising standards, all workers succeed," Teamsters Director Randy Korgan told the national convention in Las Vegas last week. "Today, I call on you brothers and sisters, to mobilize."

Amazon has warehouses scattered across the country and employs approximately 20,000 people in Canada.

Teamsters Canada represents 125,000 workers in various labour sectors from coast-to-coast.

(Photo: Amazon workers in the United States picket their workplace. Photo courtesy of Teamsters)

 

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