By Alina Selyukh
Source: NPR

It’s a new chapter in an effort to push Amazon to recognize its unionized U.S. workers.

The independent Amazon Labor Union, which made history organizing the first and only unionized Amazon warehouse, has voted to affiliate with the hefty Teamsters.

For two years now, Amazon has refused to recognize the upstart union or begin bargaining with some 5,500 workers it represents in Staten Island, N.Y. The company continues to legally challenge the union’s victory, while the union’s finances and internal cohesion have deteriorated.

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