Amazon Workers In Staten Island Seek To Unionize
Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Organizers of Amazon workers in Staten Island are shrugging off the campaign of Jeff Bezos and the company’s management to prevent its hourly-paid workers from unionizing, Karen Weise and Carol Murphy Marcos reported for the New York Times.
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The organizers say they will have enough signatures by Monday to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Earlier, Amazon waged a feverish campaign in Bessemer, Alabama to prevent Amazon workers from unionizing where the state has a lower minimum wage. The result of the vote was questioned by the union and NLRB ordered another vote.
Tucked in four plastic tubs in a tent by a Staten Island bus stop are stacks of cards with valuable autographs: the signatures of more than 1,700 hourly Amazon workers.
“I, the undersigned, authorize the Amazon Labor Union to represent me for the purpose of collective bargaining,” the cards read.