The historic union victory at a Staten Island, NY warehouse will stand.
“A federal labor official on Wednesday rejected Amazon’s attempt to overturn a union victory at a warehouse on Staten Island, removing a key obstacle to contract negotiations between the union and the company.
The official, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, found that there was a lack of evidence to support Amazon’s claim of election improprieties and that its objections to the election should be overruled.
‘Amazon’s workers won fair and square,’ Chris Smalls, the president of the Amazon Labor Union, said in a statement. ‘It’s now time for Amazon to quit stalling, obey the law, respect their workers, and sit down at the bargaining table.’
The decision was widely expected after a labor board hearing officer recommended in September that the company’s objections be set aside. Amazon, which argued that the election was unfair because of improper conduct by both the labor board and the union, said in a statement that it knew the regional director was unlikely to rule against the agency.”
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