Amazon union drive in Alabama sees 39% voter turnout
After filing a petition requesting an electoral election for a union to be formed outside of the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in Brooklyn Borough, New York on Monday Oct. 25, 2021, workers and their supporters held signs.
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According to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store union, more than 2300 ballots were cast during a closely monitored union election at Amazon’s Alabama warehouses.
The election saw 39% vote out of 6,143 eligible voters. This is lower than last spring’s first election. when turnout was about 55%.
Alabama workers are voting again on joining the RWDSU. Amazon Warehouse workers (known as BHM1) overwhelmingly opposed unionization in spring 2017. The National Labor Relations Board ordered a new electionIt found Amazon to have improperly interacted in the contest for union membership.
BHM1 workers were employed from Feb. 4 to March 25Mail in your ballots. On Monday, the NLRB began privately counting votes. During this time Amazon and RWDSU were able to contest ballots.
RWDSU stated that the public section of the election count could begin Thursday afternoon.
While national labor unions have been working for years to organize Amazon warehouse workers and delivery drivers, there has yet to be an Amazon warehouse that is successfully unionized in America.
As another Amazon warehouse closes its union drive for the year, Bessemer’s election ends. New York Staten Island’s Amazon Warehouse: Vote ended on Wednesday. It is anticipated that the NLRB will start counting votes on Thursday.