Not Prime Time to Unionize: Amazon and All Companies Can Become ESOPs

SITUATION:
Amazon is experiencing strikes and sickouts. Now fending off organized labor by using traditional tactics and perks even hardball actions. Coronavirus now provides leverage to employees to unionize

SIGNIFICANCE:
Amazon is trying to meet huge demand for online delivery of goods. Opposition to the organizing of a union would be PR nightmare. Union leaders seeking to gain foothold by using pandemic to change how workers view their critical jobs.

SOLUTION:
Bezos should/could suggest and back the formation of an ESOP [Employee Stock Ownership Plan] at Amazon. Would becomes a Capitalist hero to thousands of Amazon employees and perpetuates his image and track record of being an innovator and visionary.

STATS:
Presently over 600,000 people who work for companies of 100 or more employees have stock ownership as a benefit and pay package. In 2016, there were 6,624 ESOPs.

SITES:
What does Employee Ownership mean to employees? https://www.hallam-ics.com/blog/what-does-employee-ownership-mean-to-an-employee

SOURCES (For this Content)
Business Week Article on Unionizing: https://www.magzter.com/article/Business/Bloomberg-Businessweek/Prime-Time-To-Unionize

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