Bloomberg Law
Dec. 16, 2021, 10:00 AMUpdated: Dec. 16, 2021, 3:46 PM

Amazon Organizing Is Teamsters Top Priority, New Leader Says (1)

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

Teamsters President-elect Sean O’Brien already knows how to play the part. A former linebacker with a sturdy frame, a shaved head, and Boston brogue that would give Mark Wahlberg a run for his money, his entire demeanor seems to send one signal: Don’t mess with me.

O’Brien, a fourth-generation Teamster, won the union presidency in a landslide victory last month, promising to take a tougher stance in organizing and collective bargaining negotiations with major employers—including the labor movement’s great white whale, Amazon Inc.

In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg Law, O’Brien offered new insight into how he plans to organize ...

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