In 2022, it’s no secret that Democrats are highly supportive of unions.
As a matter of fact, many Democrats are so supportive of unions that they’re not opposed to forcing workers into unions, regardless of whether or not they want to be there.
The left’s interest in forcing people into unions is seen in proposed legislation like the PRO Act. Another example comes with anti-freelancing laws that have been passed in states like California.
Democrats often paint freelancing, the gig economy, and other similar forms of work as “exploitative,” with unions as the only option.
However, as it turns out, not every American is interested in unionizing. Amazon workers in New York have made this quite clear, as documented by The Hill.
No Deal on Unionizing
618 out of about 1,600 Amazon workers with warehouse LDJ5 in Staten Island, New York voted against being represented by the Amazon Labor Union. By contrast, only 380 Amazon workers with this particular site voted to unionize.
In the wake of this vote, a spokesperson for Amazon has weighed in. According to Kelly Nantel, Amazon is thrilled that its workers made their views on unionizing known and clear to all.
You own multiple properties! You have a great deal of wealth due to investments. Not to mention money made during your political career. Give it all up. I’m mean, you want to tell others how they spend their wealth. So give up yours!
— JMProphet (@jm_prophet) April 26, 2022
Later, the company’s spokesperson mentioned that it remains committed to improving the lives of the people working for them.
The push for Amazon workers to unionize has, in part, been led by some people who left the company under less than favorable conditions.
However, Monday’s vote makes it very clear that many company workers are happy where they are and with the model of work they have going for them.
Continuing to push unionizing on people who clearly don’t want it is now akin to beating a dead horse.
Mixed Feedback From Union Members
Democrats tend to paint unions as these great defenders of workers’ and workers’ rights. However, this is not a universal experience for all people.
Some people view unions as exploitative and more concerned with political agendas than with truly standing up for their members.
Then, there are other folks who believe unions are restrictive and would rather pursue other work models.
That’s the smartest thing that the @amazon could do because all the Unions do is take members money 💴 and give it to democrats instead of helping Union Member
“Amazon workers at a warehouse in the New York City borough of Staten Island voted against unionizing Monday”
— Billy Dotson (@BillyDo46266282) May 2, 2022
Monday’s vote against the Amazon Labor Union will not be the end of Democrats trying to make everyone unionize whether they like it or not.
Yet, recent trends in the labor market show a growing number of people seeking work opportunities that give them freedom and more options in life.
This does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with traditional unions in the United States.
What do you think about workers in New York voting against unionizing? Do you think Democrats who try to force everyone into unions are doing more harm than good? Please be certain to let us know in the comments area.