$AMZN: 2nd Union Vote in AL Will Be By Mail

WSJ Headline: Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama to Hold Second Union Vote

Subheadline: Amazon violated law during first election, a regional National Labor Relations Board director


By Sebastian Herrera
Updated Jan. 11, 2022 3:08 pm ET

A federal labor board has scheduled a second union election at an Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 2.40% facility in Bessemer, Ala., after a board representative found Amazon violated labor law during last year’s vote in which workers sided against unionization.

The National Labor Relations Board said the new election will be held by mail, with ballots being mailed to employees on Feb. 4.

Voters will have almost two months to submit their ballots, with the vote count scheduled to start March 28. While Amazon won the first vote by a large margin, the labor board’s decision sets up another battle between Amazon and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is leading the campaign to organize workers in Bessemer.