In this photo illustration Amazon logo displayed on a smartphone. (Photo by Mateusz Slodkowski / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
NEW YORK (77WABC) – Amazon is once again asking the National Labor Relations Board to direct its approximately six thousand warehouse workers at an Alabama facility to cast votes in-person on whether to form a union, rather than by mail, despite the ongoing pandemic. Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, did not object to mail-in voting during the Presidential election.
Amazon filed a motion on January 21st to delay the union election, which is set to begin February 8. Amazon wants the NLRB to revisit its decision to hold the election by mail over the course of nearly two months rather than an in-person event.
Amazon doesn’t want its workers to form a union because unionized workers have:
– higher wages
– better benefits
– more control over their lives
If Amazon workers in Alabama vote to form a union, that will benefit every worker in America. https://t.co/g2Zfa6DEgc
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 21, 2021