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Amazon Alabama facility ordered to re-run union election


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Members of a congressional delegation arrived at Amazon’s facility to display support for union workers. This was in Bessemer Alabama (U.S.A.) March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – A decision was issued by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s regional director to order a rerun of a union election held at an Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:) facility located in Alabama. This was a statement made Monday by a spokesperson for the NLRB.

In April, workers at the Bessemer warehouse, Alabama, rejected the idea of joining a union. An NLRB hearing officer ruled in August that Bessemer’s behavior around the earlier vote had hampered the election.

“Today’s decision confirms what we were saying all along – that Amazon’s intimidation and interference prevented workers from having a fair say in whether they wanted a union in their workplace,” Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), said in a statement.

Kelly Nantel, an Amazon spokesperson said that employees had overwhelmingly opposed joining the RWDSU in a statement. “It’s disappointing that the NLRB has now decided that those votes shouldn’t count.”

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Mike Robinson
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