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Staten Island Amazon warehouse gains enough support for union election, labor board says
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Amazon workers at a Staten Island, New York, distribution center showed sufficient interest to form a union, the U.S. labor board has confirmed.
U.S. National Labor Relations Board spokesperson Kayla Blado told FOX Business that employees at the JFK8 facility "reached a sufficient showing of interest" for a union election.
At least 30% of the 5,000 signed union-support cards that the Amazon Labor Union submitted to the NLRB’s regional office were in support of unionizing.
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Unions need to garner support from at least 30% of workers who are eligible to vote in order to hold an official election under the supervision of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, according to the agency's policies.
As a result, a hearing will be held on Feb. 16 to discuss specifics of the election such as whom the bargaining unit would cover. It will then be decided if the election will have mail or in-person voting.