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posted by martyb on Saturday April 10 2021, @02:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the people-have-spoken dept.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/the-amazon-union-drive-in-alabama-appears-headed-for-defeat/

Update: A majority of workers have voted not to form a union at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama. The result of the NLRB's initial vote count was 1,798 votes against the union and 738 in favor. Hundreds of additional ballots were not counted because their authenticity was disputed. But the "no" side already has a majority of the 3,215 votes cast, making the issue moot.

Original story, April 8: A closely watched effort to unionize an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama appears to be headed for defeat. With about half the votes counted, 1,100 workers have voted against forming a union, while only 463 voted in favor.

The National Labor Relations Board is counting the 3,215 votes that were cast by workers at the Bessemer facility. The union needs to win at least half the votes in order to become the official representative of the roughly 6,000 workers at the Bessemer facility. Counting has ended for the evening and is scheduled to resume at 8:30 am Central Time on Friday.

Also at The Washington Post, c|net, and Al Jazeera.


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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 10 2021, @08:26PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 10 2021, @08:26PM (#1135787)

    Remember that the union wouldn't let Amazon provide cameras to secure the storage area for ballots.

    Fortunately for Amazon and the workers, the union wasn't able to get enough fake ballots in. Amazon probably paid humans to stand guard, making it difficult to sneak any fake ballots into the storage.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 10 2021, @10:08PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 10 2021, @10:08PM (#1135826)
    It was the National Labour Relations Board that refused the extraordinary request for cameras. They weren’t needed in the past. But Amazing was taking a page from Trumper voter fraud claims.

    Fucking Trumpers need to die. And they will, since they believe Covid is a hoax, and will keep saying it with their dying breaths. $WORKS_FOR_ME:

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11 2021, @02:20AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11 2021, @02:20AM (#1135877)

      Let's all make up things about our boogeyman enemy, and get upset at them for it.