Bloomberg Law
Oct. 25, 2021, 6:41 PM

Amazon Poaches Top Business Labor Lobbyists Amid Worker Activism

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Amazon has bolstered its lobbying ranks with a series of hires steeped in advancing corporate interests on workplace issues, positioning the e-commerce giant to weather union organizing drives and potential regulatory changes.

Suzanne Beall, previously a senior lobbyist for a trade group representing major franchise brands, joined the labor team within Inc.‘s public policy division on Monday.

She’s at least the fifth notable hire amid a systematic targeting of Beltway labor insiders that started at the end of 2019, when Kai Hirabayashi left Caterpillar Inc. to become Amazon’s senior manager of public policy, and has gained speed in ...

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