Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) said in his last letter to shareholders on Thursday that Amazon needs to do a better job in caring for its employees.
Just a few days later, Bezos made the above remarks. Just a few days ago, Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama voted against the establishment of a union by more than 2 to 1. This is a major victory for the retailer to boycott unions for decades.
His last letter to shareholders in front of the Amazon CEO can be read here.
The world’s richest man Bezos wrote in the letter: “Although the voting results are uneven and our direct relationship with employees is strong, for me, it is clear that we need to better look ahead to how to create value for employees.”
“I think we need to do better for our employees.”
Amazon, the second largest private employer in the United States, has been criticized by its 800,000 employees for its poor working conditions.
Bezos opposed this criticism in his letter, saying that reports that the company’s workers are regarded as “robots” are inaccurate.
Bezos will step down as CEO of the company he founded in 1994 later this year. He said he plans to assume the role of executive chairman and is committed to improving the safety of Amazon’s workplace.
Stuart Appelbaum, chairman of the retail, wholesale and department store union, said in a statement: “His (Bezos) entry will not change anything. Workers need a union – not just another public issue for Amazon’s damage control. Relationship work.”
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