Amazon Workers Will Redo Union Vote After First Election Ruled Illegal

Amazon warehouse in Maryland
by Ailan Evans

 

Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama, are set to hold a second union vote after the first election was deemed illegal, a federal labor agency said Tuesday.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that workers at the Bessemer warehouse would vote again on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) on Feb. 4. The second vote comes almost a year after the first election in which Amazon employees overwhelmingly rejected the proposal to join the RWDSU.

The NLRB ordered a new election in November 2021, ruling that both “Amazon’s intimidation and interference prevented workers from having a fair say in whether they wanted a union in their workplace” and the company violated labor laws during the first election.

Amazon entered into a settlement agreement with the NLRB in December, making it easier for workers to organize by allowing employees to gather on company property after their shifts and permitting union signage within facilities.

Amazon did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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Ailan Evans is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Amazon Warehouse” by Maryland GovPics. CC BY 2.0.

 

 

 

 


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