Two weeks after Amazon warehouse voted for a union….
The sorting facility, which has less workers, is voting this Monday….
Amazon is contesting the warehouse vote which had a 500 pro-union margin…
Starbucks is alson having an increase in efforts by employee’s to unionise ….
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has seen a 57% increase in petition’s from workers to hold union votes at their company of employment…
Unfair labor paractice complaints have risen by 14%…..
Of course Congressional Republicans are NOT gonna sign off on incresing the budget for the NLRB to handle the increased case loads…
Workers at an Amazon sorting facility in Staten Island, N.Y., will begin voting on unionization Monday, less than a month after a warehouse in the borough became the first of the e-commerce giant’s U.S. locations to unionize.
After the unprecedented victory in the company’s first Staten Island union election, at the warehouse known as JFK8, the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) is hoping for a similar result at the LDJ5 facility.
A win at LDJ5 could further prove the viability of the worker led union and secure key protections for the facility’s workers.
The e-commerce giant, meanwhile, may stand to lose more than just a vote: Consecutive wins for campaigns it has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into defeating could diminish its perception as an all powerful employer and spark more organizing.
The nascent campaign to unionize Starbucks stores has shown just how quickly union wins can snowball — even before the first contract is signed. Roughly five months after the first union victory at one of the coffee chain’s U.S. locations, more than 200 other stores have petitioned for elections.
“A second victory would be more damaging to Amazon than a loss would be damaging to the Amazon Labor Union,” said John Logan, director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University’s College of Business….