Amazon warehouse in New York | The battle between the pro-union and the group begins

(New York) Employees at the Amazon warehouse in New York, who want to succeed in forming a union after a failed bid in Alabama, announced Monday that they have taken the first step outside the agency responsible for labor law, Commerce Law. said the giant to doubt.


“We already have over 2,000 signatures and this is just the beginning,” the movement’s leader, Amazon Workers Union (ALU, “Amazon Workers Union”), Christian Smalls, announced, leaving the Federal Labor Law Agency (National Labor Board of Relations, NLRB), Brooklyn.

For his part, ALU attorney Eric Milner confirmed that the minimum required signatures among employees of this Staten Island warehouse, or 30%, had been reached. According to him, a hearing has been scheduled for November 15 by the NRLB, to discuss the procedure, but by then, the commercial giant is obligated to inform warehouse staff that the file has been verified.

“We doubt we were getting enough legitimate employee signatures to justify the election,” Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel responded in a statement.

He wears red overalls and wears the mask of the characters from the Netflix series over his head paper houseChristian Smalls, who was fired from Amazon a few months ago, confirmed that “the world is watching us […] New York is a city of unions, and we will prove it.” Behind him is a cartoon of the group’s former CEO, Jeff Bezos.

To win a future vote, more than half of the New York warehouse’s employees would have to vote for the creation of a union. Which will be Amazon’s first in the US.

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Last April, at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, despite rallying activists and political figures to the state summit, No won.

“If there is an election, we want our employees’ voices to be heard and look forward to. Our goal remains to listen directly to our employees and to continuously improve on their behalf,” said an Amazon spokesperson.

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