Amazon employees are looking to make a union. They might be close to victory in one and losing in another union election. Amazon employees in Alabama have lost their election in a tight race. Several votes are still pending that could change the result of the election.
In New York’s Staten Island, an ongoing count on Friday will show union supporters are an advantage. There were 993 votes against forming a union among warehouse workers in Alabama. The labor department is overseeing the election-challenged 416 ballots. In New York, the Amazon Labor Union is now leading by more than 350 votes.
Christian Smalls, who claims Amazon terminated him after organizing a walkout to protest working conditions at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic, is leading the Amazon Labor Union group.New York warehouse has more than 8,300 workers responsible for packing and shipping supplies to customers who reside in the Northeast. Amazon has raised a red flag against both the elections. They have held a meeting to talk to the employees and tell them that their actions are not right.