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Analysis-Blue-collar director vote gives U.S. labor another crack at Amazon.com

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By Ross Kerber and Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – After a failed union-organizing effort at Amazon.com Inc last month, labor advocates are looking to the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, hoping for a chance to get a worker on the board of directors of the world’s largest online retailer. A resolution from shareholders including nonprofit Oxfam America calls for Amazon to consider nominating an hourly employee to its board. The proposal picked up valuable, and rare, backing from top proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services. Amazon’s board has recommended that shareholders …

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