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This week, CWA joined a coalition of major labor unions representing a combined 5.3 million workers to file a petition calling on the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into anti-competitive behavior by Amazon. The petition is available at InvestigateAMZ.org.
Amazon's multiple roles as marketplace, retailer, and provider of logistics and cloud computing enable Amazon's anti-competitive practices, CWA, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Food and Commercial Workers, Service Employees International Union and Change to Win argue in their petition.
"American families and businesses have become dependent on infrastructure that Amazon controls," said CWA President Chris Shelton. "It goes way beyond buying and selling merchandise. Look under the hood of the software that powers supply chain management, government services, banking, utilities, healthcare, and hundreds of other industries and you will find Amazon Web Services. Regulators are behind the curve with this company, and an FTC investigation will shed needed light on the scope and impact of Amazon's anti-competitive behavior on workers and consumers."