Amazon workers in Alabama get a do-over in union election

NEW YORK (AP) — A new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, will be held based on objections to the first vote that took place in April.

The move is a major blow to Amazon, which had spent about a year aggressively campaigning for warehouse workers in Bessemer to reject the union, which they ultimately did by a wide margin. The board has not yet determined the date for the second election and it hasn’t determined whether it will be conducted in person or by mail.

The rare call for a do-over was first announced by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which spearheaded the union organizing movement.

A National Labor Relations Board spokeswoman confirmed the decision.

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