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UFCW Statement on Amazon’s Expansion of Cashierless Stores

September 20, 2018 Updated: August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement regarding reports that Amazon is planning to open as many as 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021. 

“It is time for America’s elected leaders to wake up to the economic threat Amazon poses to our economy.

“Make no mistake, creating cashierless stores is not about convenience; rather, it is about greed.

“Jeff Bezos and Amazon are deploying a business model that poses an existential threat to millions of American jobs, and it is time we are honest about the devastating impact this will have on our nation and tens of millions of hard-working families.”

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at dev.ufcw.org.