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Amazon Bid to Overturn Union Victory Rejected by US Official

  • Amazon Labor Union won election at Staten Island warehouse
  • NLRB hearing officer recommends against company’s appeal
Amazon labor union pamphlets outside the Amazon LDJ5 fulfillment center in the Staten Island borough of New York.

Amazon labor union pamphlets outside the Amazon LDJ5 fulfillment center in the Staten Island borough of New York.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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The Amazon Labor Union’s landmark victory at a Staten Island warehouse should be upheld, a US labor board official has recommended, dealing a major setback to Amazon.com Inc.’s efforts to have the vote overturned.

A hearing officer who handled Amazon’s appeal of the union’s victory concluded that the company “has not met its burden” to prove that the union, the government or anyone else “engaged in objectionable conduct affecting the results of the election,” National Labor Relations Board spokesperson Kayla Blado said in an email.