New York Amazon workers deal setback to union drive

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New York (AFP) – Workers at an Amazon facility in New York have roundly voted against unionization — dealing a setback to a burgeoning organized labor movement one month after a landmark win at a nearby warehouse. Sixty-two percent of workers at the Staten Island facility opposed the union push, with 618 employees voting no and 380 in support, according to results released Monday by US officials. The election at the LDJ5 warehouse followed on the heels of an upset April 1 win by the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) at the much larger JFK8 Staten Island company site — which established the first Amer…

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