In what many view as a major blow to the organized labor movement, Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama have voted not to form a labor union.
Of the some 3,117 votes cast in the closely watched union election, a total of 1,798 votes were against unionization, compared to 738 in favor of it, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Even accounting for the 505 challenged ballots, Amazon has cinched enough “no” votes to defeat the organizing efforts.A total of 76 ballots were void, the NLRB said. Workers needed a majority of “yes” votes in order to form the union.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which workers were seeking to be represented by, said Friday that it plans to file objections to Amazon’s conduct surrounding the election with the NLRB.