The new union of workers at Amazon and its Staten Island warehouse agreed to the terms of the election in late March, setting the stage for two major elections at the Amazon warehouse at the same time.
The election at the Staten Island warehouse will be held face-to-face on March 25-30, according to Christian Smalls, a former Amazon employee at Staten Island who is leading the planning effort there. That too Tweeted A screenshot of a text message sent to Amazon workers at the facility on Wednesday with similar dates. The message also urged workers to vote “no”.
Voting time coincides with the election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., Outside Birmingham.
Mail-in ballots for that election – a do-over after the National Labor Relations Board threw out an earlier vote because it said Amazon’s undue interference – have already gone out for workers and are due to return by March 25. The labor agency said it would begin counting ballots on March 28, a process that could take several days.
The agency decided in late January that a new union in Staten Island, called the Amazon Labor Union, had collected enough signatures to show enough interest in holding the election. Amazon and Union reached an agreement on the logistics of the vote just before the hearing began on Wednesday morning.
The agency confirmed that a temporary settlement had been reached but did not provide details.
“It’s up to the workers now,” he said. The younger ones said. “We have the momentum. I’ve seen a lot of positive change since we filed, and we hope we can continue. “
Amazon spokeswoman Kelly Nantell said the company suspects it has enough “legal signatures” to support the election petition. She added that the election could go ahead once the agency has determined, “We want the voice of our employees to be heard as soon as possible.”
“Our employees always have the choice of whether or not to join the union,” she added, “and our focus is on working directly with our team to make Amazon a better place to work.”