U.S. official dismisses Amazon complaints about unexpected union victory in April 2022 at New York warehouse – Copyright GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File SCOTT OLSON
A U.S. official on Thursday dismissed Amazon’s attempts to cancel a workers’ vote in favor of unionizing at a warehouse in New York, dismissing the retailer’s election complaints as baseless.
Lisa Dunn, a National Labor Relations Board listener who oversaw a 24-day hearing on Amazon’s complaints earlier this summer, concluded that the firm’s objections “should be completely dismissed,” according to a statement released by the NLRB press office. .
“The employer failed to meet its burden of establishing that Region 29, the applicant, or any third parties engaged in undesirable behavior that affected the election results,” the NLRB said, adding that Amazon must recognize Amazon Labor Union as a negotiating representative. for object, JFK8.
Amazon has until September 16 to challenge Dunn’s conclusion. The NLRB regional director would then decide whether to re-elect or confirm the vote in a decision that could be appealed to the board itself.
Dunn’s decision is the latest development since the Amazon Union’s (ALU) shocking victory in April, when New York City workers voted to form America’s first Amazon union at a Staten Island, New York facility.
Amazon alleges that union members intimidated workers into voting for the union and that local NLRB employees were opposed to the retail giant.
But the ALU said the claims were baseless, accusing the company of using delaying tactics to delay contract negotiations in an attempt to stifle the labor movement.