Employees at an Amazon warehouse close to Albany, NY, are searching for to unionize, the Nationwide Labor Relations Board mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.
The Amazon Labor Union — the identical unbiased group that organized a historic union win at one other warehouse on New York’s Staten Island in April — petitioned the federal labor board to carry an election on the warehouse close to the state’s capital and characterize about 400 staff.
Workers at dozens of Amazon warehouses throughout the US are contemplating becoming a member of unions as the net retailer faces claims that it prioritizes revenue over employee security and has unlawfully discouraged union organizing.
Requested for touch upon the Albany-area warehouse, Amazon spokesperson Paul Flanagan mentioned: “Our staff have the selection of whether or not or to not be a part of a union. They all the time have. As an organization, we don’t assume unions are one of the best reply for our staff. Our focus stays on working immediately with our group to proceed making Amazon an excellent place to work.”
The warehouse close to Albany is one among a number of Amazon warehouses the place staff have filed a petition to unionize inside the previous 12 months.
The Amazon Labor Union organized elections at two Staten Island warehouses. One voted to unionize and the opposite didn’t.
A union petition at a small New Jersey warehouse was withdrawn.