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Amazon Union Vote Ends as Both Sides Brace for Contentious Count

March 29, 2021, 11:00 AM

The historic union election at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Alabama concludes on Monday, setting in motion a vote count that organizers expect will be contentious and take a few days.

As many as 5,800 workers at the facility in Bessemer were eligible to vote to join the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union. The hard-fought mail-in election that began seven weeks ago attracted national attention -- President Joe Biden even weighed in -- and saw the union and Amazon engage in a sometimes testy information war.

Both sides have a lot to lose. If the RWDSU prevails, the ...