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Amazon Clinches Election Win Over Union as Count Continues

  • Union pledges to appeal result, calls ‘system broken’
  • Amazon has a majority of ballots with 1,798 no votes
Bloomberg business news
A majority of workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama voted to not join a retail union. Mike McKee reports.Source: Bloomberg)
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Amazon.com Inc. clinched a victory in a historic election to determine whether workers at its warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will become the first in the U.S. to join a retail union.

With disputed ballots yet to be reviewed, Amazon had 1,798 no votes, a clear majority of the 3,215 ballots cast. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union had 738.