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Amazon faces yet one more union vote this 12 months, this time at a facility outdoors Albany, N.Y., months after employees on Staten Island fashioned the corporate’s first unionized U.S. warehouse.
Whereas Amazon pursues authorized challenges to that historic union win, federal labor officers on Wednesday accredited the election on the warehouse often known as ALB1.
In mid-October, 400 employees there’ll vote on whether or not to affix the upstart Amazon Labor Union, the similar unbiased group that unionized greater than 8,000 on the huge Staten Island warehouse. It is run by present and former Amazon employees, and led by a person whom Amazon fired after he led a pandemic-era walkout.
Different unionization efforts haven’t been profitable. Within the spring, employees at a smaller Staten Island warehouse voted in opposition to becoming a member of the ALU. And unionization efforts have failed up to now at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.
On the Albany-area warehouse, Amazon employees will vote on Oct. 12, 13, 15 and 17 in a tent within the facility’s parking zone. The NLRB will tally the ballots on Oct. 18. Amazon didn’t instantly remark.
Amazon earlier this month misplaced a key battle in its try to reverse the union’s victory in Staten Island. A Nationwide Labor Relations Board official really helpful that Amazon’s objections be rejected in full and that the union be licensed.
A proper NLRB choice on the matter is anticipated within the coming days, probably requiring Amazon to start contract negotiations with the union.
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