It has been a little over a week since union voting for Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, ended. Things are quite quiet in the eyes of the storm for most people. However, there was a change today, as the counting of votes began in earnest. Thus, after the anti-union campaign, things are breaking down very dramatically in favor of the company.
By the end of the day, none of the votes more than doubled from 1,100 to 463. With the counting of count resumed – and possibly concluding – tomorrow, retail, wholesale and department store unions, which will presumably operate as employee unions. Is undercutting the company’s strategy.
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said in a statement to ClearTips, “Our system is broken, and Amazon took full advantage of it, and we ask the Labor Board to hold Amazon accountable for its illegal and arrogant behavior during the campaign.” Will plead. “But make no mistake about it; It still represents an important moment for working people and their voice will be heard. “
This comment about the actions taken by the company during the campaign appears as much as a potential challenge to the results. The number is around half of the 3,215 ballots being counted. He kept Amazon away with about 500 votes to defeat the union’s efforts.
We have reached out to the company for a response to Appelbaum’s comment, but have not heard back. In a comment made to ClearTips last month, the company had less than stellar words about Appelbaum, calling the union chief “chief disinvestment officer,” “in an effort to save the union, which has been falling for a long time.” [he] Taking alternative facts to a new level. “
Regardless of the final count, this process is likely to be removed. Amid complaints, there are reports that the company pushed the USPS to install an illegal ballet box, which in the process shattered the National Labor Relations Board’s decision.