Elon Law professor quoted in news coverage of Amazon

Associate Professor Eric Fink spoke with a journalist whose story in the News & Observer, Charlotte Observer, and (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record reported on allegations of unfair labor practices in two North Carolina distribution warehouses.

An Elon Law faculty member who teaches employment law spoke with a reporter in January whose coverage of allegations against technology giant Amazon appeared in North Carolina’s largest daily newspapers.

Associate Professor Eric Fink was quoted in a story by journalist Brian Gordon that detailed unfair labor practice allegations now under investigation by the National Labor Relations Board.

“Amazon accused of unfair labor practices at Garner, Charlotte warehouses” appeared in recent editions of the News & Observer in Raleigh, the Charlotte Observer, and the (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record.

“(Amazon) is very explicit that it prefers its employers don’t unionize,” Fink told the newspapers as part of his analysis. “I would characterize it as aggressive. They actively seek to resist unionization through a whole lot of means.”

At Elon Law, Fink teaches professional responsibility, employment law, consumer law, and cause lawyering. He has also taught civil procedure and business associations. His research examines legal problems and institutions from a sociological perspective.