Why Is The Amazon Union Vote Count Taking So Long?

Why Is The Amazon Union Vote Count Taking So Long?

Why Is The Amazon Union Vote Count Taking So Long? The results of the 2021 election that everyone has been awaiting with bated breath are taking a while. Blame it on mail-in votes. Yes, this one, too. The results of the historic Amazon union vote in Alabama, which ended more than a week ago, are still a few days away. A potential reveal is on the cards for Friday at the earliest. Here's what we know so far. Federal labor officials have received 3,215 ballots from workers at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. That's according to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is looking to represent this workplace. It's also a remarkable turnout of more than 50%. The vote-tally process — done by hand — includes several lengthy steps. On Wednesday evening, NLRB agents completed the first part of the process. It involved opening letters and calling out each voter's name so that Amazon or union representatives could object to that voter's eligibility. For example, the worker may no longer be employed at Amazon or the Bessemer warehouse. …
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