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

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 Monday April 12 2021, @06:53AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 12 2021, @06:53AM (#1136275)

    Nothing plus 45% is... Nothing,

    Basic TMB math error. Makes you wonder how good of code monkey he really is! Nothing plus 45% is 45% of what ever the 45% was 45% of. Now the multiply by zero, well that is true, and it is the old company threat. Comply to our will, take our offer, and pray we do not alter the deal. If you vote for a union, and health and safety and fair wages, we will shut down and you will have nothing. Thugs, pure and simple. Extortionists. They do the same with taxes by State and local government. We need regulations to keep the criminal bastards in check. And that is why it is a public service to support unions. Call their bluff, boycott their "services".