Friday’s vote count continues in two elections that could end in history for Amazon and its workers. Amazon workers at two warehouses — one in Staten Island, New York, and the other in Bessemer, Alabama — have voted to organize. If either is successful, it will result in the first union of Amazon workers in the company’s 28-year history.
Here are the latest vote counts in both camps as of Thursday morning.
Staten Island, New York, Camp:
- Votes for union formation: 1,518
- Votes against unionization: 1,154
Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse
- Union building votes: 875
- Votes against unionization: 993
In New York, the vote count is expected to resume at 9:30 a.m. ET today. Like Reuters Remarks, New York warehouse workers who unionize currently lead at 57%, although that could change today. However, if pro-union organizers win the vote, the warehouse will make history as the first Amazon workers to become unionized.
As for Alabama, those hoping for unionization appear to have lost the vote. However, there is still a long way to go before everything is said and done. As NPR reports, the National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing on 416 contested ballots in the next few days. There are enough contested ballots that could overturn the current voting result.
And yesterday’s votes aren’t the last call for Amazon workers to organize. On April 25, another Amazon store in Staten Island, New York, will vote on whether to unionize as well.
Current vote totals:
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