February 5, 2021

American Constitution Society Encourages Employers to Respect Workers' Rights

Nancy Rodriguez, media@acslaw.org

Washington, D.C.– American Constitution Society President Russ Feingold today released the following statement:

“The American Constitution Society encourages all employers, including the Amazon Corporation, to respect the right of workers to collectively bargain and to follow the law in remaining neutral as to their employees’ decision to unionize or not. The upcoming unionization election at an Amazon plant in Alabama is scheduled to occur on February 8, and there have been concerning news reports outlining anti-organizing actions by the company. We are also disturbed by first-hand accounts of mistreatment of Amazon workers, particularly in the midst of the pandemic.

To be clear: ACS endorses the rights of employees to engage in collective bargaining, and the decision to unionize should be up to the employees alone. ACS will continue our practice of highlighting issues which are dangerous to the protections and are the right of every worker. ACS stands with workers and we support unionization efforts to organize workers for collective bargaining.”


ACS believes that the Constitution is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” We interpret the Constitution based on its text and against the backdrop of history and lived experience. Through a diverse nationwide network of progressive lawyers, law students, judges, scholars, and many others, we work to uphold the Constitution in the 21st Century by ensuring that law is a force for protecting our democracy and the public interest and for improving people’s lives. For more information, visit us at www.acslaw.org or on Twitter @acslaw