Feb 3, 2022 - Economy & Business

Amazon workers at 2nd Staten Island warehouse file for union election

People arrive for work at the Amazon distribution center in the Staten Island borough of New York, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.
The Amazon distribution center in the Staten Island borough of New York. Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP

Amazon workers at a Staten Island warehouse have electronically filed a petition to form a union, organizers announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: It's the second Amazon warehouse group in the New York City borough to announce plans to unionize.

  • If approved, the workers at the facility known as LDJ5 would vote on whether to be represented by the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) — which is also organizing another Staten Island Amazon warehouse, called JFK8.

The big picture: Amazon is facing organizing efforts across the U.S.

  • Workers at one of the e-commerce giant's Alabama warehouses are due to vote Friday on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
  • It's the second time those workers in Bessemer will have voted after the National Labor Relations Board called for a redo of the election due to alleged interference.
  • Representatives for Amazon and the NLRB did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
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