Amazon locked in tight unionization votes in two US states

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New York (AFP) – Amazon narrowly led in an effort to prevent unionization in Alabama, according to preliminary results Thursday, but the e-commerce behemoth trailed in a partial tally in a parallel election in New York.  The results were not final in either case. At stake is Amazon’s ability to remain union-free in its home market, a status it has guarded fiercely since the company was founded in the 1990s. “We already made history. We defeated a lot of odds to get here,” said Christian Smalls, a leader of the New York campaign who said he was not surprised by the union’s early lead of more th…

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