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Amazon — like SpaceX — claims the labor board is unconstitutional

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Amazon claims the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is “unconstitutional” in a new legal document filed on Thursday, according to a report from The New York Times. The e-commerce giant joins the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX in making similar accusations after facing numerous labor complaints from employees.

Amazon made the filing in connection with a 2023 NLRB case, which accuses Amazon of breaking labor rules by threatening and discriminating against unionizing workers at a Staten Island, NY warehouse, the NYT reports.

In the filing, lawyers for Amazon argue the company hasn’t violated any rules. But, as noted by the NYT, it also adds that “the structure of the N.L.R.B. violates the separation of powers.” In other words, Amazon is…

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