FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2022
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NLRB DIRECTS MAIL-IN BALLOT ELECTION AT AMAZON IN BESSEMER, ALABAMA
(BESSEMER, AL) – Today, the Director of Region 10 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued the Notice of Election, outlining the terms of the new union election for workers at Amazon in Bessemer, Alabama. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) issued the following statement:
“Amazon’s misconduct during the first union election so tainted the outcome that the NLRB overturned the results and directed a second election for workers in Bessemer, Alabama. We are deeply concerned that the decision fails to adequately prevent Amazon from continuing its objectionable behavior in a new election. We proposed to the NLRB a number of remedies that could have made the process fairer to workers, which were not taken up in the Notice of Election issued today. Workers' voices can and must be heard fairly, unencumbered by Amazon’s limitless power to control what must be a fair and free election, and we will continue to hold them accountable for their actions.”
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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at www.rwdsu.org, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.