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Wednesday, August 05, 2020


Professor of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan commented to Medium's OneZero about the sophisticated data-driven techniques companies like Amazon are using to predict and squash employee unionization.

"The emphasis on the areas of expertise, the tools, the knowledge to best help you conduct those types of vulnerability assessments, they’ve changed over the years,” Logan said. While in the ’70s and ’80s, union avoidance consultants typically advertised their understanding of behavioral science and industrial psychology as the key to assessing unionization risk, “more recently the emphasis has been on tech and big data and algorithms and other tech innovation.”

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