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Vote tilts against Amazon union organizers in Alabama

Vote tilts against Amazon union organizers in Alabama

With nearly half the ballots counted Thursday, 1,100 warehouse workers at Amazon had rejected the union while 463 voted in favor of it. The count will resume Friday morning in Birmingham, Alabama. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is organizing the Amazon workers in Bessemer, said that 3,215 votes were sent in.

Chris
Chris
Pryotra
Pryotra 1 weeks

This has been priceless to watch, for me. Amazon may treat their employees roughly, but most of their employees seem to think they get paid enough for what they do. At least, enough to prefer dealing directly with the company.

Erich
Erich 1 weeks

Unions played a large and important positive role in our nation and abroad. But their importance is waning. With information more readily available and accessible, individuals can better make their own decisions.

Fareem
Fareem 1 weeks

Unions are tråsh. anyone who has worked in our with a union can confirm this. great idea in theory, but utterly corrupted in practice.

Ethan
Ethan 1 weeks

Good on them to fight for the corporations. Good on them for staying in their shitty conditions. I guess the republican brainwashing of tickle down economics works great in my state.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 1 weeks

This is a tuff one for me. As a union Steward and on the bargain committee my self ( which will probably shock everyone on here) in the right situation unions are great while the teachers union is atrocious. The workers at each place know what's best for them. 2005 I voted against a union because the Company treated us great only lazy bad workers voted for it. Next job the company started taking everything away treating the workers like sh!t even the great hardworking never call out always on time. So this time I voted for the union and it's worked out great.

Rocky
Rocky 1 weeks

A vote against unionization is a vote for the workers. The title itself is spin. Edit: The original headline used was the techcrunch headline.

nsmith2016
nsmith2016 1 weeks

1) Amazon driver down wages 2) Amazon violated multiple rules during the voting. More than likely another vote will be held. If amazon is willing to spend this much money to prevent a union from forming just think how much this union will materially improve the workers lives.

Seekster
Seekster 1 weeks

Yeah that result makes sense. At least in the private sector Unions became a victim of their own success.

Prince Azmiran
Prince Azmiran 1 weeks

Unions are parasites clinging to those that they call members. Good on em for recognizing and voting accordingly.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 1 weeks

Got a feeling Jeff Bezos and President Trump are soon going to be telling a similar story. How long does it take to count the votes at one facility? Hummm.

Doug
Doug 1 weeks

Nothing suspicious about intersection traffic light timing change or short-lived USPS mailbox installation/removal...

6Million$Mansplainer
6Million$Mansplainer 1 weeks

Probably the most fair and secure union vote ever 😁.

Michael
Michael 1 weeks

I am union. You are all fools to believe you will do better on your own and that companies will fairly pay. Ha!!

VI Trotsky
VI Trotsky 1 weeks

The union should take a page from Trump. What about all the votes from dead people that don’t even work there. This vote was stolen from the union! Mass union voter fraud. How can there be more votes than workers!! #overturn

Michael
Michael 1 weeks

All fools. They will regret this.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 1 weeks

All I need to do is look at the glorious USPS to see that unions in our modern day are worthless and do nothing to help efficiency and production... only giving money to the least productive but most incompetent workers

Rage Against the Vagine
Rage Against the Vagine 1 weeks

It's wild to think that around the entire world the only country that amazon doesn't have union shops is in the USA.

scientist
scientist 1 weeks

What if there was no actual vote, and Amazon used this as a means to identify which ones to fire.

g.
g. 1 weeks

Dumb Dumb Dumb guess no one wants a real living wage with paid benefits, pension, 401 ... maybe weekends off or get paid what you should , time and a half and double time for weekends... With what these corporations are making your not asking for a bigger piece of the pie your just asking for a bigger crumb!!

Cas The Demon
Cas The Demon 1 weeks

What? Why?

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