US Amazon, union formation opposition begins to count votes | Reuters

At Amazon.com’s Alabama distribution base, the counting of employees to vote for or against the formation of a labor union began on April 8, with more than double the number of opponents in the early stages. The photo is a banner calling for a vote. Taken at the company’s facility in Alabama in March (2021 Reuters / Dustin Chambers)

[Reuters]— At Amazon.com’s Alabama distribution base, the counting of employees’ votes to ask for or against the formation of a labor union began on the 8th, and the opposition was more than double the number of supporters in the early stages. It has become.

Of the total of 3215 votes, at least 700 are against and over 300 are in favor. The ballot counting work on the 8th will be terminated at 6 pm local time (8 am on the 9th Japan time) and will resume at 8:30 am on the 9th.

The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), an independent government agency that controls voting, held a video conference and installed multiple cameras at the ballot counting office.

According to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers’ Union (RWDSU), the turnout was about 55%.

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