How would Bessemer Amazon workers form a union?

A push by workers at Amazon’s Bessemer fulfillment center to form a union drew national attention last month.

But what does the process of forming a union look like? And how might it look during the busiest time of the year, in the middle of a pandemic?

Employees at Amazon’s facility in Bessemer notified the National Labor Relations Board Nov. 20 that they want to hold an election to create a bargaining unit that would cover 1,500 full-time and part-time workers. The group would be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

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