Amazon workers at the Lachine warehouse in Montreal are trying to unionize, but are experiencing union-busting methods from Amazon. This is taking the form of advertising, text messages sent out to workers and threats.
Amazon workers at this facility are experiencing below industry wages, scrutiny from upper management and dangerous work conditions. Amazon worker Manuel Tapial is trying to change this. Tapial is spearheading the campaign, he has been the Coordinator of The Montreal Amazon Workers’ Union (MAWU) dating back to the start of the movement earlier this year. The motivation came after observing the treatment his colleagues received when requesting paid sick leave and for their unfair dismissal.
Tapial said MAWU has not yet met their quota of members to form a union, but the efforts continue.