By Zak Failla
Source: Greenburgh Daily Voice
Workers from the JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island voted overwhelmingly to unionize, making history in becoming the first in the company’s history to successfully form a union.
Now, Amazon is determining its next steps as they challenge the result of the vote, which saw the measure passed by more than 500 votes.
“Amazon Labor Union (ALU) has made history by becoming the first to successfully unionize an Amazon facility in the United States and, in doing so, they will inspire Amazon co-workers across the country,” United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) President Marc Perrone said in a statement.
“Even in the face of millions of dollars in illegal, union-busting campaigns and consultants, they have shown it is possible to win by standing up for each other,” he added. “The entire UFCW family of 1.3 million essential workers is thrilled to have them as a partner in our continued mission to improve the lives of all Amazon workers.”