A Stunning New Chapter Begins for Amazon Warehouse Workers

In a staggering upset, Staten Island Amazon workers just won a union election. It’s the start of a new chapter for workers at one of the world’s most powerful companies

Amazon workers celebrate following the April 1, 2022, vote for the unionization of Amazon’s JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island, New York. It’s the first union at the notoriously anti-union company. Workers voted 2,654 to 2,131 in support of the drive, and several more campaigns are underway by the newly formed Amazon Labor Union.

In an upset for which there are few parallels in the US labor movement’s post-Reagan history, Amazon warehouse workers in the United States have won recognition of a union for the first time ever. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)–supervised vote at JFK8, a fulfillment center in Staten Island, was 2,654 in favor of unionizing […]

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