Amazon workers in New York warehouse vote to form a union

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Reuters

By Doyinsola Oladipo and Nivedita Balu NEW YORK (Reuters) -Workers at an Amazon.com facility in New York City’s Staten Island on Friday voted in favor of forming a union, making it the online retailer’s first U.S. facility to organize. Employees at the fulfillment center, known as JFK8, who supported the Amazon Labor Union secured a majority by hundreds of votes for the win. The vote for unionizing was 2,654 compared to 2,131 voting against, or about 55 in favor, according to a Reuters tally. There were not enough challenged ballots to affect results. The victory for organized labor at the sec…

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