Searching for empathy, Amazon warehouse unionizes

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The Amazon DTW1 fulfillment center is shown in Romulus, Mich., April 1, 2020. Paul Sancya/AP Photo

An Amazon warehouse in New York recently became the first in the country to unionize. We find out what the move could mean for Amazon workers nationwide. We also talk with a journalist about why it seems like the feeling of empathy is going out of fashion and where we can find some hope.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Jon Shelton Guest
  • Mark Johnson Guest

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