Amazon plans to object to union victory in New York

Amazon plans to object to union victory in New York

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Amazon is readying to entity to the results of the predetermination wherever workers astatine a New York warehouse voted to signifier with the Amazon Labor Union, according to a deadline hold petition the institution filed with the National Labor Relations Board (or NLRB). In the document, which you tin work successful afloat below, Amazon says that it’s gathering grounds to amusement that the national “threatened employees to coerce them into voting yes,” “electioneered and interfered with employees waiting successful enactment to vote,” and “threatened immigrants with the nonaccomplishment of benefits if they did not vote.”

Amazon hasn’t yet filed its final, authoritative objections, according to Kayla Blado, a spokesperson for the NLRB. It volition person until 11:59PM ET connected Friday to bash so, though the institution has until April 22nd to record the impervious it claims to beryllium gathering.

Amazon’s objection seemed astir inevitable. When quality broke that workers had voted to unionize 2,654 to 2,131 successful a landmark triumph against the notoriously anti-union company, Amazon released a statement saying that it was evaluating its options, which included “filing objections based connected the inappropriate and undue power by the NLRB.” While the company’s main complaints look to beryllium with the union, its hold petition does notation that it plans to entity to “frivolous unfair labour signifier charges against Amazon.”

The NLRB has sued the institution for allegedly firing employees successful retaliation for national activity and issued a ailment saying Amazon was “threatening, surveilling, and interrogating” workers successful the run-up to the election. It besides wants to halt the institution from forcing employees to be “captive audience” meetings, wherever it presents anti-union talking points to workers required to attend.

In effect to Amazon’s objections, a lawyer moving for the ALU told Reuters: “To accidental that the Amazon Labor Union was threatening employees is truly absurd,” fixed that the national is made up of the company’s employees. Amazon did not instantly respond to The Verge’s petition for remark connected Thursday.