This has been quite the week of partisan nonsense when it comes to the nation’s largest retailer, Amazon. The company kicked things off by penning a letter to President Joe Biden, offering to help his administration distribute the coronavirus vaccine – an offer they apparently didn’t bother making to the former president. Then, in a story that seems tailor-made for the Babylon Bee, the company has come out harshly against mail-in voting…after workers in Alabama wanted to use it to unionize.
Amazon’s appeal comes after the National Relations Labor Board permitted the mail-in vote to protect the workers from catching and/or spreading COVID-19.
“The ballots are set to be mailed to about 6,000 workers associated with its Bessemer, Ala. facility on Feb. 8. In its petition, Amazon said the board’s decision was flawed in part because it had not adequately defined an outbreak, among other objections,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Hourly Amazon workers have never previously formed or joined a union in the U.S.”
When Democrats want mail-in voting to help them get rid of their greatest enemy, Amazon and all the rest of the left-wing corporate intelligentsia is all about it. When workers want to use that method to unionize against them? Ohhh no, now it’s a problem!
“The NLRB said last week that the approximately 6,000 employees at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, facility would cast a vote by mail, noting the health risks from the pandemic, as they stated, ‘A mail ballot election will enfranchise employees who cannot enter the voting location for health reasons or due to positive COVID tests. In addition, a mail ballot election will protect the health and safety of voters, Agency personnel, the parties’ representatives, and the public during the current health crisis,’” CNN reports.
But according to Amazon (whose CEO also owns the VERY pro-mail-voting Washington Post, you’ll recall), it’s all just so terribly unfair! They complained that the NLRB is using a too-restrictive definition of the term “outbreak,” and that mail-in voting will “disenfranchise dozens or hundreds of voters.”
Or even thousands! Or millions!!
“A mountain of evidence shows that mail voting has been almost entirely free of fraud through the decades, but Trump insists that it’s a recipe for disaster,” the Washington Post explained in September. “These warnings about vote-by-mail are almost identical to the disinformation Russia is spreading to undermine confidence in the U.S. presidential election.”
Maybe the Post should look into what, if any, disinformation Russia has been spreading on the subject of unionization…