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Amazon Hires Former Republican NLRB Member to Fight Union Push

Nov. 25, 2020, 5:48 PM

Amazon.com Inc. has hired Harry Johnson, a former Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board, to help the company defend against a union election at an Alabama warehouse.

Johnson, who served on the board from 2013 to 2015, is one of two attorneys representing the e-commerce giant in the case, according to government filings released under a public records request. The other is Nicole Buffalano, a former NLRB attorney who negotiated unfair labor practice settlements and oversaw union elections for the New York and Los Angeles regional offices. Both attorneys are with management-side firm Morgan Lewis.

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