A federal labor official is recommending a dismissal of Amazon's objections after a lengthy hearing on the company's appeal against the historic union win at a warehouse in New York's Staten Island.
The National Labor Relations Board is considering Amazon's objections to a union election that resulted in the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the U.S.
The Amazon Labor Union was born Friday after an improbable victory for Chris Smalls over Amazon. Smalls and his friend Derrick Palmer spoke to NPR on Twitter Spaces.
Chris Smalls didn't rely on traditional labor groups for funding or organizing power. Instead he raised money through GoFundMe and talked to former coworkers at their bus stop and over S'mores.
Warehouse workers at an Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island have voted to join the upstart Amazon Labor Union, making it the first Amazon facility in the U.S. to unionize.
One labor and employment observer said the New York vote was "shocking," since Amazon workers there had no support from an established union.