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: Amazon reinstates Alabama union advocate it fired

‘Amazon was wrong, they tried to fire me and stifle a movement, but the movement pushed back,’ Jennifer Bates says

The worker being reinstated, Jennifer Bates, was an early supporter for unionization at the Alabama warehouse

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Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said it reinstated a vocal labor advocate that it had fired earlier this month at its warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., in what the union trying to organize employees there called a victory for the online retailer’s workers.

The employee, Jennifer Bates, was fired in early June following a monthslong workers-compensation dispute after suffering injuries while working at the warehouse.


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