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A member of the Teamsters Local Union 362 hands out flyers to Amazon employees, outside an Amazon facility, to get support and distribute information in Nisku, Alta., on Tuesday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Teamsters to hold unionization vote at Amazon warehouse in Alberta

Teamsters to hold unionization vote at Amazon warehouse in Alberta

 

An Amazon tower is reflected in the Amazon Day 1 building above the Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Amanda Snyder | Seattle Times
An Amazon tower is reflected in the Amazon Day 1 building above the Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Amanda Snyder | Seattle Times

Teamsters to hold unionization vote at Amazon warehouse in Alberta

Union expects a vote to take place before the end of the year

 

The Whole Foods Market logo is shown on the front of a store, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, said Wednesday, Sept. 8, that it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting shoppers grab what they need and leave without having to open their wallets. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Amazon to open 2 cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year

Amazon to open 2 cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year

 

This April 21, 2020 file photo shows Amazon tractor trailers lined up outside the Amazon Fulfillment Center in the Staten Island borough of New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan

Amazon cancels Prime Day in Canada in 2021 due to COVID-19 after postponing in 2020

Amazon cancels Prime Day in Canada in 2021 due to COVID-19 after postponing in 2020

This April 21, 2020 file photo shows Amazon tractor trailers lined up outside the Amazon Fulfillment Center in the Staten Island borough of New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan
This March 31, 2021 photo shows a sign at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in North Las Vegas. Amazon says it plans to open a new warehouse in Alberta that will use robotics to help pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher

Amazon to open new warehouse that will use robotics in Alberta next year

Amazon to open new warehouse that will use robotics in Alberta next year

This March 31, 2021 photo shows a sign at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in North Las Vegas. Amazon says it plans to open a new warehouse in Alberta that will use robotics to help pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher
FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo online customer reviews for a product are displayed on a computer in New York. U.K. regulators are investigating Google and Amazon over concerns the online giants aren’t doing enough to stop fake reviews of products and services on their platforms. The Competition and Markets Authority said Friday, June 25, 2021 it opened a formal investigation into whether the two companies broke U.K. consumer law by failing to protect shoppers. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

UK watchdog probes Amazon, Google for fake reviews of goods

Investigation has yet to determine whether either company broke consumer protection law

  • Jun 25, 2021
FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo online customer reviews for a product are displayed on a computer in New York. U.K. regulators are investigating Google and Amazon over concerns the online giants aren’t doing enough to stop fake reviews of products and services on their platforms. The Competition and Markets Authority said Friday, June 25, 2021 it opened a formal investigation into whether the two companies broke U.K. consumer law by failing to protect shoppers. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that it will continue to ban police use of its face-recognition technology beyond the one-year ban it announced last year.  (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and ‘Shark Tank’

Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and ‘Shark Tank’

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that it will continue to ban police use of its face-recognition technology beyond the one-year ban it announced last year.  (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed in Douai, northern France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and ‘Shark Tank’

Amazon pays $8.45 billion for MGM

  • May 26, 2021
FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed in Douai, northern France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
FILE - In this March 30, 2021 file photo, a banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting is shown at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. The retail union that failed to unionize Amazon workers at the Alabama warehouse wants the results to be thrown out, saying that the company illegally interfered with the voting process.The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said in a filing that Amazon threatened workers with layoffs and even the closing of the warehouse if they unionized. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Union accuses Amazon of illegally interfering with vote

Union accuses Amazon of illegally interfering with vote

FILE - In this March 30, 2021 file photo, a banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting is shown at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. The retail union that failed to unionize Amazon workers at the Alabama warehouse wants the results to be thrown out, saying that the company illegally interfered with the voting process.The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said in a filing that Amazon threatened workers with layoffs and even the closing of the warehouse if they unionized. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 30, 2021 file photo, a banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting is shown at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. Vote counting in the union push in Bessemer is expected to start as early as Thursday, April 8, but hundreds of contested ballots could muddy the outcome if it’s a close race. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 30, 2021 file photo, a banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting is shown at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. Vote counting in the union push in Bessemer is expected to start as early as Thursday, April 8, but hundreds of contested ballots could muddy the outcome if it’s a close race. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
An Amazon warehouse north of Calgary in Balzac, Alta., is shown on Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

PBO says Liberal pledge to get GST from goods in Amazon warehouses could cost $600M

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer estimates the Trudeau Liberals’ pledge to…

An Amazon warehouse north of Calgary in Balzac, Alta., is shown on Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Amazon re:MARS convention, in Las Vegas. Amazon said Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, that Bezos is stepping down as CEO later in the year, a role he's had since he founded the company nearly 30 years ago. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEO

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEO

FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Amazon re:MARS convention, in Las Vegas. Amazon said Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, that Bezos is stepping down as CEO later in the year, a role he's had since he founded the company nearly 30 years ago. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FILE - In this Thursday April 16, 2020 file photo, The Amazon logo is seen in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 that nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19

Data from March 1 to Sept. 19 on 1.37 million workers

  • Oct 2, 2020
FILE - In this Thursday April 16, 2020 file photo, The Amazon logo is seen in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 that nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, people walk out of an Amazon Go store, in Seattle. Amazon is rolling out a new device for contactless transactions that will scan an individual’s palm. The Amazon One, which will initially launch in two Amazon Go stores in Seattle, is being viewed as a way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store easier. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Amazon sees its palm recognition tech in stadiums, offices

Palm recognition more private than other biometric technology

  • Sep 29, 2020
FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, people walk out of an Amazon Go store, in Seattle. Amazon is rolling out a new device for contactless transactions that will scan an individual’s palm. The Amazon One, which will initially launch in two Amazon Go stores in Seattle, is being viewed as a way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store easier. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo packages move down a conveyor system were they are directed to the proper shipping area at the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. Amazon said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that it will be hiring another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. The company said the new hires will help pack, ship or sort orders, working in part-time and full-time roles. Amazon said the jobs are not related to its typical holiday hiring. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

Employees needed for 100 new warehouses, package sorting centres and other facilities

  • Sep 14, 2020
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo packages move down a conveyor system were they are directed to the proper shipping area at the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. Amazon said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that it will be hiring another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. The company said the new hires will help pack, ship or sort orders, working in part-time and full-time roles. Amazon said the jobs are not related to its typical holiday hiring. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Amazon VP says he quit after workers who raised COVID-19 concerns were fired

Amazon VP says he quit after workers who raised COVID-19 concerns were fired

Many employees of Amazon openly criticized their employer’s record on climate change, on Jan. 26, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon’s record on…

  • Jan 27, 2020
Many employees of Amazon openly criticized their employer’s record on climate change, on Jan. 26, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Brazil’s lower house OKs reducing protection in Amazon park

Opens big chunk of land for agriculture and other activities