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Blow to Amazon Union Drive as New York Workers Reject Latest Bid

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Amazon workers and supporters march during a rally in Castleton-On-Hudson, about 15 miles south of Albany, NY, last week.

Credit: Rachel Phua/AP

The movement to unionize Amazon workers suffered another setback on Tuesday after workers at an upstate New York warehouse overwhelmingly rejected a union bid.

Warehouse workers near Albany cast 406 votes – or about 66% – against the Amazon Labor Union, giving the company enough support to push back the fledgling group composed of former and current Amazon workers.

According to the National Labor Relations Board, 206 workers – or 33.6% – voted in favor of joining the union. The agency said 918 employees were eligible to vote, and the 31 ballots that were challenged by either Amazon or the union were not enough to sway the outcome.

From The Guardian (U.K.)
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