Amazon workers in Alabama to redo union vote in February
Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, will redo a union vote, with mail ballots expected to go out next month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced Tuesday.
Why it matters: The new election comes after last year's vote, in which NLRB determined Amazon had "interfered with the employees’ exercise of a free and reasoned choice."
Catch up quick: A majority of workers at an Amazon distribution center in Bessemer voted in March against unionization after Amazon fought the efforts.
- In November, the NLRB called for a redo of the election due to the interference.
The big picture: The vote will determine whether workers in Bessemer wish to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), per Business Insider.
- Ballots will be mailed out on Feb. 4 and must counting begins on March 28, the NLRB said.
What they're saying: The RWDSU responded to the news in a statement, saying that they remain "deeply concerned" that nothing prevents Amazon from interfering again in this second election.
- "Workers' voices can and must be heard fairly, unencumbered by Amazon’s limitless power to control what must be a fair and free election, and we will continue to hold them accountable for their actions.”