Votes tallied last Friday showed Alabama warehouse workers of retail giant Amazon voted against forming a trade union by a nearly two to one margin.
A total of 1,798 warehouse workers voted against forming a union while 738 were in favor of it. The voting results gave a major victory to the retail giant as it faced criticism over its treatment of employees.
Nevertheless, labor reps from Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union are challenging the results, claiming that Amazon left no stone unturned in its efforts to gaslight its own employees.
This accusation has been strongly denied by Amazon.
Amazon claimed that the majority of its workers do not need a union as the company was already providing them a minimum wage of $15 per hour and other benefits. The company employs 950,000 full and part-time workers in the US and about 1.3 million globally.
Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, who last year saw his company enjoy record revenue that climbed 84% to $21 billion.
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