Amazon union election to start in February: U.S. labor board

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

(Reuters) – Inc’s first U.S. union election since 2014 is scheduled to begin with the mailing of ballots in early February and a vote count starting March 30, a U.S. labor board official said in a filing on Friday.

A “yes” vote, at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, would mark the first ever for a U.S. Amazon facility. Employees there are determining whether to join part of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

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