55% of the Amazon Workers in Alabama warehouse voted in favor of Unionization


Birmingham, Alabama
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It has been reported that 3,215 out of the 5800 Amazon workers have voted in favor of unionization on the voting at a Warehouse in Bessemer Alabama.

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has said that the initial election result is expected to be announced by Thursday or Friday.

The Union also said that hundreds of ballots were challenged by the management which could delay the election results in case of a tight race.

The Union also clarified the challenges would be resolved by the National Labor Relations Board.

The Union vote count has been looked at closely as it is going to be the first Amazon Workers' union in the United States. Organizers hope that the successful unionization in the Amazon warehouse would spark nationwide unionization of the workers.

The workers at the Amazon warehouse have been complaining of poor working conditions. The multinational company owned by the richest man in the world is worried that the higher union wages and better working conditions would hurt its profits.

 Amazon racked up $21.3 billion in profits in 2020.

Publish : 2021-04-08 12:49:00

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