Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2021, 9:31 AMUpdated: March 30, 2021, 4:42 PM

Amazon Union Vote Count Creates NLRB Transparency Moment (1)

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

The National Labor Relations Board’s count of union ballots cast by Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., is shaping up to be a must-see event, beginning Tuesday, that could usher in a new era of visibility for the agency and potentially invite political scrutiny.

Normally, the ballots would be counted at the location where the election took place, which likely would have been the Inc. warehouse in Bessemer. The NLRB’s process gives employers authority to bar visitors to the property; companies usually limit access to the NLRB officials who do the counting, with only a few representatives for the union ...

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