Amazon workers begin voting in landmark US union push

Washington (AFP) – Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama have begun voting on whether to form the first American union at the e-commerce giant, an effort that could pave the way for further unionization in the United States at one of the world’s most powerful companies. Amazon is the second-largest employer in the US with an 800,000-strong workforce, most of whom are “essential workers” who cannot do their jobs from home during the coronavirus pandemic. There have been a series of protests around the United States on safety and working conditions at Amazon, with the pandemic increasing pre…

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