Protesters rally support from drivers as they pass by a rally in support of unionizing Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama in front of the law office of Morgan and Lewis during a national day of action in Philadelphia, PA, on March 20, 2021. Morgan and Lewis are known for their union-busting activities and are assisting Amazon in its efforts to bust up the unionizing efforts in Bessemer, Alabama. (Photo by Cory Clark/NurPhoto via AP)


Amazon Prevails in Vote Count as Union Alleges Interference

Friday’s count yielded more votes against unionizing with the RWDSU, but the union targeted Amazon’s conduct in the run-up to the vote.

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An Amazon warehouse that labor is trying to organize is shown in Bessemer, Ala., Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Union representatives are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon workers to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on the promise it will lead to better working conditions, better pay and more respect. Amazon is pushing back, arguing that it already offers more than twice the minimum wage in Alabama and workers get such benefits as health care, vision and dental insurance without paying union dues. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)


Amazon Union Vote Count in Bessemer Marks Industry Milestone

The public vote count for whether the U.S. will see its first Amazon labor union in Bessemer, Ala. has begun — and it’s already heated.

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The Worker Rights Consortium believes the overall sum to be much higher given the millions of garment workers terminated globally.

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Decision Draws Near in U.S. Amazon Unionization Case

“The importance of this election transcends this one warehouse. It even transcends Amazon — it’s really about the future of work,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of RWDSU.

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