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Amazon workers on Staten Island just voted to form a union.

Corinne Segal

April 1, 2022, 1:31pm

Huge news from Staten Island today: employees who work at the Amazon facility located there just voted in favor of unionizing, the first in the company to do so, in a huge win for labor organizers in the US.

Employees of the JFK8 Amazon warehouse cast 2,654 votes in favor of unionization and 2,131 votes against, among more than 8,300 employees who were eligible to vote. Amazon has not publicly commented on the vote, which organizers hope will encourage other similar efforts among the company’s employees around the country.

This isn’t the first unionization effort among Amazon workers—the results of a recent union vote among company employees in Bessemer, Alabama, are still being counted, with the tally so far looking like a narrow loss.

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