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The fight to unionize Amazon workers excited the labor movement. What does their loss mean for organizing in 2021?

In the lead-up and aftermath of the vote, writer Nathaniel Pettit spoke to Pittsburgh-area union supporters and heard two key points: First, that the power of Amazon, aided by federal law that favors employers, means the defeat of a worker’s union was in many ways expected; and second, that labor organizing is a long-term fight, where even a loss can inject energy into a resurgent labor movement.