New York warehouse workers vote to form first U.S. union at Amazon


Mat Cusick, Communications Lead of the Amazon Labor Union, volunteer Drisana Hughes, Brett Daniels, Director of Organizing for the Workers Committee of Amazon Labor Union and Angelika Maldonado, Chairwoman of the Amazon Labor Union Workers Committee gather to watch the NLRB count the votes to unionize in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Workers at an Amazon.com Inc warehouse in New York City voted to form the first union at the second-largest U.S. private employer, a victory that adds to recent grassroots successes by labor activists pushing into new industries.

Employees at the online retailer's fulfillment center in the borough of Staten Island, known as JFK8, secured a majority by voting 2,654 to 2,131 in support of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU), or about 55% in favor, according to a count released on Friday by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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