Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Technology
Economics

Employees at Amazon's New NYC Warehouse Launch Union Push

  • Union says any retaliation should cost the company its project
  • Workers cite concerns over pressure, hours, safety, breaks
Video player cover image
NYC Amazon employees push to unionize
Updated on

A committee of employees at Amazon’s recently opened Staten Island fulfillment center is going public with a unionization campaign, a fresh challenge to the e-commerce giant in a city where it plans to build a major new campus.

Labor unrest is the latest complication in Amazon’s plan to invest $2.5 billion and hire 25,000 people in the city over the next 15 years. Several New York City politicians who were shut out of negotiations handled by the governor and mayor have raised objections to a new office park in Queens that threatens to overload mass transit and drive up rents in an already expensive housing market.