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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11 2021, @06:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11 2021, @06:10AM (#1135958)

    Rule 5 only works if the people supposedly being ridiculed give a shit. If they think that the ridicule is the squawking of flustered chickens, they will give precisely 0 shits. "Oh really, a bunch of people who burned their own city down think that I'm bad for business? I'll pencil in some time to pretend to care about their opinion in Q3 of 2027."

    It's analogous to why Gandhi agreed to back the British Empire in WWII: not because he liked them, but because he realised that his methods of nonviolence would work on the brits, while the nazis would cheerfully machinegun everyone and then shake hands over what a good job they did with the shooting.