Vote count to begin in Amazon union drive

Bessemer (United States) (AFP) – Votes are set to be counted Tuesday on whether to create the first Amazon union in the United States, at a warehouse in Alabama, after a historic, five months-long David vs Goliath campaign. “I’m proud of the workers at Amazon for standing up and saying enough,” said Joshua Brewer, the local president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The RWDSU will represent the Bessemer warehouse’s 5,800 employees if they choose to unionize in the vote that ended Monday. The months-long unionizing battle has sparked national attention and intense debate ove…

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