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•  The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said yesterday that "Amazon drivers picketed two Amazon warehouses in Baltimore … over the company’s unfair labor practices. The pickets at the BWI2 and BWI5 warehouses are just the latest in a four-month strike by drivers from the company’s DAX8 delivery station in Palmdale, Calif. that has spread to warehouses around the country … The Amazon drivers and dispatchers began their unfair labor practice strike on June 24. They have picketed over 20 Amazon warehouses around the country, including warehouses in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey."

I saw no evidence of any pickets when I visited the New Jersey Amazon fulfillment center on Tuesday, and, as I told you in yesterday's FaceTime, things didn't seem so bad inside the facility.  (Though, to be fair, we were seeing the best side of the company's operations.)