Agency to review challenges of Amazon union vote results

May 5, 2021

Credit Associated Press

 

A vote not to unionize at Amazon’s Bessemer plant may not be the end of the matter.

 

The National Relations Board will meet tomorrow to discuss close to two dozen legal challenges to the recent vote to unionize at Amazon’s plant near Birmingham. The objections include allegations that Amazon used illegal tactics to intimidate employee voters.

 

Tomorrow’s hearing will review the complaints from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The group wants the vote overturned. The legal challenges were submitted after less than a third of the workforce at the Amazon plant cast ballots on whether or not to go union. Amazon is rejecting union claims of interference.