Tucker Carlson praises Amazon’s labor campaign: ‘I have your back’


Tucker Carlson said he “definitely” supports workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island who led the first-ever successful organizing campaign at the retail giant.

The primetime Fox News host made the comments on his Thursday show while interviewing Christian Smalls, the warehouse worker credited with leading the union effort.

Carlson criticized Amazon and other big tech companies. He used his show to question whether Silicon Valley has become too powerful.

“I’ve never been particularly pro-union, but it looks like Amazon needs a balance,” Carlson told Smalls on Thursday.

“If this huge company, the workers don’t have any power, and maybe we could, I don’t know, share some power with the people who work there. That’s my point of view, anyway.

Smalls made headlines when he called out U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for not rallying with workers as she pledged to do.

Carlson said that while he’s not a union supporter, he thinks Amazon has amassed too much power.

The socialist lawmaker promised organizers she would support them at the rally outside the JFK8 Amazon fulfillment center in the Bloomfield section of Staten Island last summer, but she backed out at the last minute.

Ocasio-Cortez has been accused by Amazon Labor Union supporters of “leaving them dry” by not showing up at a rally in August to support workers ahead of the union vote.

Smalls was asked last weekend if he had a message for Ocasio-Cortez in the wake of his success.

“Hell no,” he said. “She doesn’t deserve this moment.”

During his interview with Carlson on Thursday, Smalls said Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t the only lawmaker who didn’t show up on behalf of workers.

“We know that whether they ran or not, they didn’t make or break our election,” Smalls said.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Smalls criticized pro-union politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others for not showing enough support during the anti-union struggle.
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Amazon workers at the Staten Island warehouse voted this month to become the web giant’s first unionized American workers.

The vote was 2,654 in favor and 2,131 against unionization, according to National Labor Relations Board officials.

Carlson said it was odd that Amazon would challenge the vote to unionize given that the company has sought to put on a progressive face.

“I’m definitely rooting for you,” Carlson told Smalls.

“Maybe if they throw other woke slogans at you, you’ll forget you can’t feed your family.”


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