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Union Opposes Amazon’s Effort to Force In-Person Unionization Vote

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Union Opposes Amazon’s Effort to Force In-Person Unionization Vote


Amazon’s effort to force workers to vote in-person on whether to unionize is being opposed by the union they’re trying to join. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the unionization vote would take place by mail because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon asked the board to review the ruling, asserting “the best approach to a valid, fair and successful election is one that is conducted manually, in-person.” The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union said Amazon’s petition should be denied because it doesn’t satisfy any conditions for a review. “The Employer’s arguments for abandoning Aspirus Keweenaw are frequently raised and frequently rejected arguments with how Regional Directors have exercised their discretion in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic and not ‘compelling reasons for reconsideration’ of a decision issued a little more than two months ago,” the union’s lawyers argued, referring to the NLRB decision to implement a framework amid …

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