Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama refused to create what would have been the company’s first US employee union, according to the public vote count on Friday, as the word “no” overpowered “yes.” Overwhelmingly.
In this way, of the 3,215 votes cast and 71% counted, those who actually oppose the union by more than half, 1798.
For their part, the Unionists won 738 supporters, less than half of their opponents.
Final results have not yet been approved by the US National Labor Relations Board, and Unionists still have an option to fight a legal battle If they consider that there are irregularities in the process.
The audit began Thursday after two full weeks of discussions between the company and union members about the validity of each vote in a process manually conducted behind closed doors and voting by vote.
According to the union’s sources, Amazon has rejected several hundred votes.
When he could have been a pioneer, Voting was followed up across the countryEven the US President, Democrat Joe Biden, implicitly hinted at the issue when he launched a fierce public defense of unions and the right to organize in early March.
The company led by Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine, is the second largest employer in the United States, after only the Wal-Mart hypermarket chain, and since the beginning of the epidemic, its activity and profits have increased dramatically. . It employed tens of thousands of new workers.
However, The company does not have any trade union In the country and known for its vigorous opposition to the organizational efforts of its employees, something that it demonstrated on several occasions during this campaign in an Alabama warehouse.