Amazon workers in Alabama vote again on joining union

 

Amazon has opposed the effort fiercely, which is started by  RWDSU to combine workers at its warehouse in Bessemer, in Alabama Amazon warehouse Bessemer, Alabama are voting for rejoined to Amazon, they want to join or not.

It follows the instructions from the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), that Amazon had fiercely opposed the previous election.

 Above 6,000 workers are eligible to vote to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The last date for casting his vote have until 25 March, and the results will start at the end of March. Two other warehouses of Amazon in Staten Island are also preparing to hold elections.

‘Objectionable behavior’

The previous election in Bessemer attracted all world attention because this is the first union of amazon in the US. But workers of BHM1 Alabama Warehouse rejected a move to unionize, by a margin of two to one,

your voice your vote

As new voting is continue, the RWDSU said: “Workers’ voices can and must be heard fairly, unencumbered by Amazon’s limitless power to control what must be a fair and free election.”

The order of NLRB, the new election is held in November.

The report on how the election had been conducted found that Amazon had:

  • Amazon held meetings six days a week, 16 hours a day, intended to stop workers from joining a union
  • To attend these meetings employed hired for privately paid consultants
  • To stop workers, used text messages and written flyers on washrooms walls and television screens,
  • It’s all in Amazon’s knowledge who participated installed a box for voting within view of multiple video surveillance cameras – which gave the impression that it was the govt official polling location – which Amazon controlled.

The RWDSU more say that: “We are deeply concerned that the decision fails to adequately prevent Amazon from continuing its objectionable behavior in a new election.”

Algorithm decisions

In the again answer Amazon said: “Our employees have always had the choice of whether or not to join a union, and they overwhelmingly chose not to join the RWDSU last year. We look forward to our team in BHM1 having their voices heard again.” in the US union membership is below – just 6.3% of the private sector workforce, according to the US Department of Labor.

Workers of Amazon in Japan, the UK, Germany, Italy, France, and Poland are all unionized. Issues that the unions representing them look into include work-rate demands, injuries, and the increasing use of algorithms in deciding how workers perform.