Workers at a New York State Amazon Warehouse Seek to Unionize

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Small artifact  figures successful  beforehand   of displayed Amazon logo successful  this illustration taken connected  March 19, 2020. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

Small artifact figures successful beforehand of displayed Amazon logo successful this illustration taken connected March 19, 2020. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

NEW YORK—Workers astatine an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse adjacent Albany, New York, are seeking to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board said successful a connection connected Tuesday.

The Amazon Labor Union—the aforesaid autarkic radical that organized a historical national triumph astatine different warehouse connected New York’s Staten Island successful April—petitioned the national labour committee to clasp an predetermination astatine the warehouse adjacent Albany and correspond astir 400 workers.

Employees astatine dozens of Amazon warehouses crossed the United States are considering joining unions arsenic the online retailer faces claims that it prioritizes nett implicit idiosyncratic information and has unlawfully discouraged national organizing.

Asked for remark connected the Albany country warehouse, Amazon spokesperson Paul Flanagan said: “Our employees person the prime of whether oregon not to articulation a union. They ever have. As a company, we don’t deliberation unions are the champion reply for our employees. Our absorption remains connected moving straight with our squad to proceed making Amazon a large spot to work.”

The warehouse adjacent Albany is 1 of respective Amazon warehouses wherever workers person filed a petition to unionize wrong the past year.

The Amazon Labor Union organized elections astatine 2 Staten Island warehouses. One voted to unionize and the different did not.

A national petition astatine a tiny New Jersey warehouse was withdrawn.

By Hilary Russ and Doyinsola Oladipo

Reuters

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