What Next

The Fight to Unionize an Amazon Warehouse

Amazon may be at a tipping point.


Episode Notes

On Tuesday, workers in an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, started voting on whether or not to form a union. Amazon has been fighting the vote on multiple fronts. A “yes” vote could spark unionization drives in its warehouses all across the country.

Guests: Jay Greene, tech reporter for the Washington Post.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz.


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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.