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Day 2: Why Amazon’s union battle isn’t over yet; and the end of Prime Now as we know it

An Amazon achievement heart. (GeekWire File Picture)

Wait, didn’t Amazon win its battle with the union in Bessemer, Ala.? Sure, the vote got here out within the firm’s favor, however the story isn’t over but.

The  Retail, Wholesale and Division Retailer Union is interesting the result to the Nationwide Labor Relations Board, citing what it contends were unfair tactics by Amazon in the course of the vote — which the corporate adamantly denies.

The NRLB hosted a digital listening to that spanned many days earlier than wrapping up earlier this week. A call is predicted in a matter of weeks, with the potential, not less than, for a brand new vote.

And sure, one of many central factors of rivalry is a mailbox.

On this episode of Day 2, GeekWire’s podcast about every thing Amazon, we’re joined by Annie Palmer, a journalist who writes about Amazon and e-commerce for CNBC, who has been masking the NLRB listening to. Becoming a member of us is our podcast collaborator Jason Boyce, co-author of “The Amazon Jungle,” and founder and CEO of Avenue7Media, an company that works with third-party retailers on Amazon.

We additionally discuss Amazon’s resolution to combine its Prime Now speedy supply service into its fundamental e-commerce web site and app. Lastly, we observe up on the difficulty of Amazon cracking down on massive third-party retailers over the difficulty of pretend critiques, and an assertion about those cases in the New York Times that Jason believes was misguided.

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