US Amazon Workers Prepare for Union Vote Next Month

A labor organization said that workers from one of Amazon’s warehouses in New York’s Staten Island are preparing for a union vote next month.

Workers at Amazon’s “JFK8” warehouse will cast their ballots in-person between March 25 and 30, according to the Amazon Labor Union, a labor union seeking to represent the group.

The Staten Island vote will coincide with another union election in an Alabama warehouse, where the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will begin counting ballots on March 28.

A majority vote in either group would create Amazon’s first organized warehouse in the United States.

Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel told CNBC in a statement that the company is skeptical that there will be enough signatures to legitimize a union. “But since the NLRB has decided the election will proceed, we want our employees to have their voices heard as soon as possible.”

The election agreement between the NLRB and Amazon is still tentative, and a final approval is expected within days.


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