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The first employee representative was elected on the Amazon site in the United States

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in upstate New York voted to form a union. This is a historic referendum and so far no place has done it.

Employee of an online mail order company Amazon Voted to establish the company’s first trade union representation in the United States. As of Friday, the Amazon warehouse staff on Staten Island in New York State had a majority of 2,654 to 2,131 votes. For years, Amazon has been opposed to forming unions.

To date, no Amazon subsidiary in the United States has been able to form a union. In April last year, the first such attempt failed at a logistics center in Bessemer, Alabama. A majority of employees voted against employee representation.

Historical premiere

However, in November, the NLRB upheld the union’s appeal accusing Amazon of undue influence and violations. Thus the results of that referendum were canceled and a new referendum was scheduled to take place.

In Bessemer, however, the majority may be missed again, as it became clear on Thursday. However, in the JFK8 camp on Staten Island, there was now a majority – a historic first.

Amazon is criticized in the United States for working conditions. Trade unions and politicians have been critical of employees since 1994 Jeff Bezos The established team will be exposed to high work pressure and constant monitoring. In Germany, the Verdi union has been fighting for years to ensure that Amazon employees receive a collective agreement and are paid according to retail and postal order fees.

(APA / AFP / Reuters)