Upstate New York Amazon Workers Vote Against Unionization
The vote was 406 against unionizing while 206 voted in favor of it
Amazon warehouse workers at a facility outside Albany, New York have voted against unionization, dealing a blow to the independent Amazon Labor Union (ALU).
At Amazon's ALB-1 facility, workers over the past several days voted on whether to join the ALU, which secured a victory at another facility in Staten Island, JFK-8, a few months ago. Of 949 eligible voters at ALB-1, 406 voted against unionizing while 206 voted in favor, per the National Labor Relations Board’s preliminary tally Tuesday.
"We're glad that our team in Albany was able to have their voices heard, and that they chose to keep the direct relationship with Amazon as we think that this is the best arrangement for both our employees and customers," said Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel in an email statement to Modern Shipper. "We will continue to work directly with our teammates in Albany, as we do everywhere, to keep making Amazon better every day."
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