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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, @05:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11 2021, @05:46PM (#1136067)

    Every time someone doesn't vote the way you want you assume that it's because they are all somehow either being coerced or suppressed or that they are stupid and brainwashed by ads or some other nonsense.

    Just like how California voted against making Uber drivers employees.

    You're somehow more enlightened than everyone else. They were all coerced and manipulated because you are the enlightened one.

    Or you simply don't believe in democracy.

    Which fits right into the context of why the democrats don't care for good election security measures all the while making up voter suppression nonsense.

    At the very least the Republicans don't want to suppress votes any more than the democrats want to cheat. Sure there may be some small instances here and there of election fraud just like there are small instances here and there of republicans that were trying to mess with districts and vote windows (which they shouldn't) along with some on both sides that were trying to trick people into going to vote on the wrong date but, overall, I think we should make sure that we have strong voter integrity measures in place (which we certainly don't) and we should make sure that everyone has a fair opportunity to vote.