Counting begins in vote on first Amazon labor union

San Francisco (AFP) – Counting of votes cast by Amazon employees at an Alabama warehouse began Tuesday to determine whether it would become the first union shop at the e-commerce colossus. Legal wrangling over whether some ballots should be disqualified was expected to slow the process for days, with Amazon expected to seek to prevent unions from getting a foothold in its massive operations. Tally of the ballots, which have been cast by mail since February 8, will take place behind closed doors, overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. Eligibility of votes can be challenged for reasons …

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