Alabama Amazon Union Vote Results Are In: 993 Voted No; 875 Voted Yes; 416 Ballots Are Challenged.

Two union vote counts at Amazon facilities happened today: one in Bessemer, AL and one in Staten Island, NY.

The Staten Island vote count will resume tomorrow but at the moment the union votes far exceed the non-union ones. It looks likely that the union will win.

In the “right to work” state of Alabama, the result is in favor of the No votes by a margin of 118 votes out of 2,284 ballots. But 416 of the ballots are being challenged.

The NLRB issued the following on the Bessemer vote:

Region 10 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on March 31, 2022 in a union election involving employees at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama choosing whether or not to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

Today’s count comes after the Region 10 Regional Director ordered a new election in the April 2021 Bessemer, Alabama Amazon/RWDSU election, sustaining the union’s objections to the mailbox that was installed as well as objectionable polling through “vote no” paraphernalia.

The ballot count was conducted by NLRB Region 10 employees at the Birmingham Resident office. The resultant Tally of Ballots shows the following results:

Approximate number of eligible voters: 6,153

Number of void ballots: 59

Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, RWDSU: 875

Number of votes cast against participating labor organization: 993

Number of valid votes counted: 1,868

Number of challenged ballots: 416

Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots: 2,284

The challenged ballots are determinative. A majority of the valid votes counted has not been cast for the Petitioner, the RWDSU. The results of this count will not be certified until the Region processes the challenges and any objections the parties may file. Any objections to the election are due within five business days after the preparation of the tally, which is Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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