Votes on whether to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are counted in the office ofNational Labor Relations Board in Birmingham.
The union seeking to represent workers said Wednesday evening that there were 3,215 cast ballots - or about 55 percent of the roughly 5 800 workers who had the right to vote. Hundreds of ballots are disputed, mostly by Amazon according to the Department of Department Stores and Wholesale Trade Union.
Unofficial Amazon Warehouse organizing votes count
1,608 yes votes are required for the union wins today.
61 The Hfrance.fr · From 3:52 pm Hundreds of ballots were disputed, which could delay either side from reaching the threshold.
Union elections are usually held in person, but the Labor Relations Board decided that the election should be held by mail to minimize risks during the pandemic. The ballots were sent to the workers in early February and were due at the agency by March 30. Since then, Amazon and the union have had the opportunity to challenge the right to vote of some workers.
Onceonce the public count is over, the agency will announce the formal results if a side's margin of victory is greater than the number of disputed ballots.
If the margin is narrower, it could take two to three weeks for the N.L.R.B. hold a hearing to sort the disputed ballots and collect evidence from both sides as to whether they should be counted.