Amazon warehouse workers to begin historic vote to unionize

cheryl

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Amazon warehouse workers to begin historic vote to unionize - Tech Crunch

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board rejected Amazon’s attempt to delay a union vote set to begin on Monday, February 8. For many, the online giant’s bid was seen as a stalling tactic, including a motion to demand votes take place in-person — a clear health risk, as the COVID-19 virus still poses a major threat in the United States and globally.

“Once again Amazon workers have won another fight in their effort to win a union voice,” Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union President Stuart Appelbaum said in a statement regarding the NLRB’s decision. “Amazon’s blatant disregard for the health and safety of its own workforce was demonstrated yet again by its insistence for an in-person election in the middle of the pandemic. Today’s decision proves that it’s long past time that Amazon start respecting its own employees; and allow them to cast their votes without intimidation and interference.”

Amazon, however, said it was disappointed in the decision because it goes against the company’s goal of getting as many people as possible to vote in the election, Amazon spokesperson Heather Knox said in a statement to TechCrunch.
 

Casca

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when will the votes be tabulated and the union installed ?........its about time......will amazon and the union have to unionize plant by plant ?.....much like federal express resulting in them being union free due to its charter organization.......also where the amazon union election is its a r.t.w state so even if the union wins its somewhat of an empty/hollow victory....
 

Whither

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when will the votes be tabulated and the union installed ?........its about time......will amazon and the union have to unionize plant by plant ?.....much like federal express resulting in them being union free due to its charter organization.......also where the amazon union election is its a r.t.w state so even if the union wins its somewhat of an empty/hollow victory....
Near the end this article says ballots are due March 29 and the count begins the following day.

 
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