Alabama’s Amazon workers’ polls approached the public stage on Thursday, with the potential result being the first union in an e-commerce colossus.
According to Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, about 55% of the more than 5,800 workers in the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer voted.
The count, which was scheduled to start last week, has been postponed due to the issue of whether all 3,215 votes are eligible for inclusion in the tally.
A simple majority determines the result.
The National Labor Relations Board oversees the count coming to the end of a controversial union campaign that has attracted public attention and the involvement of many politicians and activists.
The fierce months of fighting have sparked fierce debate about the situation at Amazon’s workplace, which has more than 800,000 American employees.
Trade unions and political leaders argue that Amazon employees have little job protection and face constant pressure and oversight, emphasizing the need for collective bargaining.
Amazon claims that most of its workers don’t want or need a union and already offer more than most other employers, with a minimum hourly wage of $ 15 and other benefits.
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