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Amazon workers’ union victory upheld by U.S. labor board director

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By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) -A U.S. labor board director has upheld Amazon.com Inc workers’ landmark union victory at a warehouse in New York, according to a decision issued Wednesday, bringing the online retailer closer to having to bargain with staff on a contract. Amazon has the right to appeal the decision to a wider panel at the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) or can start negotiating with the workers at its JFK8 facility in the New York City borough of Staten Island. “We knew it was unlikely that the NLRB Regional Office would rule against itself, and intend to appeal,” Kelly …

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