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Amazon Union Supporters Will Need More Votes to Pass Proposal

  • At hearing, Amazon and union agree to add 769 workers to unit
  • Vote at Bessemer, Alabama, facility is likely early next year
Photographer: Bess Adler/Bloomberg Inc. and a union hoping to represent some of its employees at an Alabama warehouse reached an agreement to include 769 seasonal workers in a potential bargaining unit, meaning backers of the proposal will need to rally more voters to win the required majority.

Lawyers for Amazon and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union told representatives of the National Labor Relations Board during a virtual hearing on Monday that the holiday-season hires should be included in a proposed bargaining unit at the Bessemer, Alabama, facility, as Amazon had proposed last week.