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Amazon Workers on Staten Island Vote To Unionize

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Amazon Workers on Staten Island Vote To Unionize

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Vote To Unionize

Amazon Workers on Staten Island , Vote To Unionize.

'The New York Times' reports that on April 1, Amazon workers on Staten Island voted to establish the company's first U.S. union.

'The New York Times' reports that on April 1, Amazon workers on Staten Island voted to establish the company's first U.S. union.

2,654 voted to unionize, while 2,131 were against it.

Over 8,000 employees were eligible to vote.

The workers will now be represented by the Amazon Labor Union, formed by former Amazon employee Christian Smalls after being fired from the company.

Organizers are demanding higher pay, paid sick leave, extended breaks, paid time off for injuries sustained at work and more.

NPR reports that the warehouse was only the second Amazon facility to vote on unionizing.

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The first was in Bessemer, Alabama, but the vote was invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board after it concluded Amazon interfered in the election.

The first was in Bessemer, Alabama, but the vote was invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board after it concluded Amazon interfered in the election.

NPR reports that the Bessemer warehouse has since voted again, .

But the results were too close to determine an outcome, prompting a hearing which will be held in the coming weeks


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