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Amazon Warehouse Workers in Staten Island Push to Unionize (1)

Oct. 21, 2021, 12:43 PM

More than 2,000 workers at four Amazon.com Inc. facilities in Staten Island have signed a petition asking federal labor officials to greenlight an election to form a new union, according to organizers, the latest spasm of labor strife between the e-commerce giant and its employees.

The newly formed Amazon Labor Union must submit signatures from 30% of the workers to meet federal requirements. The facilities on Staten Island employ approximately 7,000 people. The National Labor Relations Board will determine whether the organizers have met the threshold to hold an election.

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