Amazon workers vote again for first US union representation

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Amazon has to endure another vote on a first union representation in the USA. From February 4 to March 25, workers at a logistics warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, can vote again to join the RWDSU trade union. This was announced by the National Labor Relations Board NLRB on Tuesday. If the employees speak out in favor of this, a US union would be able to move into Amazon for the first time. The postal votes are to be counted on March 28th.

Actually, the initiative of the RWDSU in Bessemer had already failed last year, there were far from enough votes. However, following complaints from the union, NLRB supervisors concluded that Amazon had improperly influenced the election and that a new vote was needed. It was controversial, for example, that the group itself had set up a mailbox for voting at the plant. This was considered prohibited interference by the NLRB as it may have given employees the impression that they were being monitored by Amazon.


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