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Amazon Workers Abandon California Union Election Plan After Loss

Amazon.com Inc. workers seeking to join a union at a company warehouse in Southern California have backed away from their attempt to hold an election, a setback for the upstart Amazon Labor Union following its defeat at a New York facility last week. 

The union withdrew its petition for an election at a warehouse in Moreno Valley, California, according to a National Labor Relations Board docket that includes a letter, dated Friday, approving a request to stop the vote. Unions that make such requests aren’t asked to give a reason, NLRB spokesperson Kayla Blado said. Amazon Labor Union organizers didn’t respond to messages seeking comment.