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Amazon Employees Vote to Reject Union

Demonstrators wear costumes during a protest at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters on Dec. 16
Demonstrators wear costumes during a protest at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters on Dec. 16Photograph by David Ryder/Bloomberg

Amazon.com will not, it turns out, be getting its first labor union ever in the U.S.

On Wednesday night, a majority of a group of 27 technicians at an Amazon fulfillment center in Middletown, Del., voted to reject an initiative to form a union under the auspices of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, according to John Carr, a spokesman for the IAMAW. The vote was 21 to 6.