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Amazon Labor Group Refiles Union Petition in Staten Island

  • Workers say they have enough signatures for an election
  • Group’s last attempt fell short due to workers leaving Amazon
Chris Smalls, the leader of the New York effort and a former worker at the Staten Island facility.

Chris Smalls, the leader of the New York effort and a former worker at the Staten Island facility.

Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg
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Amazon.com Inc. workers seeking to unionize four facilities in New York City said they now have enough signatures to call for a vote.

The labor group filed a petition Wednesday to hold a union election after failing to collect the necessary signatures in the fall. To mark the occasion, workers organized a planned demonstration in front of a giant Amazon warehouse on Staten Island, one of the four locations in the borough covered by the petition.