Less than a month after the Amazon Labor Union unionized the first Amazon facility in the U.S., workers at a smaller warehouse across the street begin voting on whether to join the upstart union.
Amazon will face two union elections at once. Federal officials have set a union vote for Amazon workers at a Staten Island warehouse, coinciding with the ongoing re-do election in Bessemer, Ala.
Last year, Alabama workers voted against forming the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the U.S. Then, federal labor officials said Amazon unfairly influenced that election. Now, a re-vote begins.
Federal labor officials found enough support among Amazon workers on Staten Island to pave wave for a union election. It could be the second union vote for Amazon this year.
A federal labor official has ordered a revote in the biggest Amazon union election in the U.S. The agency found the company's anti-union tactics tainted the original vote that rejected unionizing.
Amazon workers in New York plan to take an initial step toward forming a union. Organizers say they have collected some 2,000 signatures for a union vote from warehouse workers on Staten Island.
Some 2,000 workers from four facilities have signed cards seeking an election to form a union, according to organizers.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 701 on Wednesday. It aims to address the impact of speed quotas on warehouse worker injuries and health.
Lawmakers urged the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate in a letter signed by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and 3 others.
California lawmakers have passed a first-of-its-kind legislation that targets Amazon and other large warehouses. The bill, opposed by retail and business groups, now heads to the governor's office.