Bryan Menengus at Gizmodo got a copy of an anti-union training video Amazon shows to managers at Whole Foods. Gizmodo, smartly, didn't publish the video directly because doing so could inadvertently reveal the identity of the employee who leaked it to them. Instead, Menegus describes the video in great detail.
Here are a few of the (extensive) examples “that can indicate associate disengagement, vulnerability to organizing, or early organizing activity,” according to the video:
Use of words like “living wage” and “steward”
Distribution of petitions and fliers
Associates raising concerns on behalf of their coworkers
Wearing union t-shirts, hats, or jackets
Workers “who normally aren’t connected to each other suddenly hanging out together”
Workers showing an “unusual interest in policies, benefits, employee lists, or other company information”
Increased negativity in the workplace
“[A]ny other associate behavior that is out of character”
I worked at a Walmart briefly two decades ago, and this Amazon video sounds shockingly similar to the anti-union video they showed to all employees who started at Walmart at the time. The next time you buy a product from Amazon, I hope you'll recall the fact that the company is widely distributing a video that considers employees being concerned for one another to be suspicious — a video, in fact, that declares the words "living wage" to be a bad thing. Amazon is no better than Walmart when it comes to the way it treats its low-level employees.