An Amazon warehouse in a Birmingham, AL suburb has become the center of a battle between the American labor movement and corporate management.
6,000 employees, many of them part-time, will decide whether the Bessemer warehouse will be come Amazon’s first labor union in the United States.
The National Labors Relations Board has decided that ballots will be mailed out to employees on February 8th. The NLRB must receive the ballots by March 29th.
The workers are represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
Amazon wanted an in-person election but the NRLB ruled against it, opting for a mail-in election instead.