Marco Rubio sides with Amazon workers – TechCrunch

A prominent Republican senator weighs in on Amazon’s labor disputes, reports a security vulnerability at the Microsoft Exchange and we investigate ByteDance’s gaming strategy. This is your daily crunch for March 12, 2021.

Big story: Marco Rubio sides with Amazon workers

Senator Marco Rubio Published An op-ed Today in the united states Announces its support for workers in Amazon’s warehouse In Bessemer, Alabama, because they want to form a union.

It is surprising for a Republican senator to put her weight behind the nascent labor union, but it seems that Rubio’s position is as much in line with her feelings about Amazon as her labor politics. In fact, his op-ed warned “threats posed by uncontrolled influence of labor unions”, also arguing that Amazon is guilty of “uniquely malicious corporate behavior”.

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