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Amazon Has Enough Votes to Beat Unionization Effort in Alabama

Stock MarketsApr 09, 2021 11:15AM ET
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By Yasin Ebrahim

Investing.com - Amazon appears to have clinched enough votes to beat an effort to unionize by workers at an Alabama warehouse.

The workers have voted against establishing the first union for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), according to an unofficial tally. The union they would join has filed an objection, according to CNBC. Shares were slightly higher, after rising almost 4% this week.

After more than a week of vote counting, the no votes hit a simple majority on Friday, according to multiple reports. The ballot counting continues until there is an official count. As of Thursday, the counting suggested the unionization effort would fail.


CNBC said Friday that Amazon union proponents want investigation into the vote.

In the run up to the ballot results, Amazon has faced rebellion from workers in Spain, Italy, and France, amid criticism over poor working conditions. In the face of  criticism, Amazon has fought back, arguing that its pay and benefits for employees are competitive.

Amazon Has Enough Votes to Beat Unionization Effort in Alabama
 

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Elroy Jetson
Elroy Jetson Apr 10, 2021 6:50PM ET
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thank God because he helped his step son JB half brother to JC. What are they trying to do make JB go broke. He doesn't need stress like this. His hair is gonna start falling out if this keeps up.
Benjamin McIntire
Benjamin McIntire Apr 09, 2021 11:26PM ET
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Wait theyve been counting for a week? Republicans will surely cry fraud, right??
Michael Song
Michael Song Apr 09, 2021 2:10PM ET
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great news for amazon...they can exploit more there workers...wh< to care for people who dont care for themselves:)) I have the stock...squeeze them all amazon...:))))
Steve Lora
Steve Lora Apr 09, 2021 2:04PM ET
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What will Democrats do now? dnc has no union dues or organizations to steal elections
Bonney Lake
Bonney Lake Apr 09, 2021 2:04PM ET
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get over, your kid lost.
BiG DaDDy CK
BiG DaDDy CK Apr 09, 2021 2:01PM ET
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Big loss for the Union (no dues to collect).
Rise Jabberwocky
Rise Jabberwocky Apr 09, 2021 1:28PM ET
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more votes will show up at 4 a.m.
Bill Ha
Bill Ha Apr 09, 2021 1:01PM ET
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People working a job that requires minimum education, no previous knowledge or skill, very little training and yet expect a living wage. smh
Ak Ro
Ak Ro Apr 09, 2021 1:01PM ET
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I see. People working hard don't deserve food shelter and clothing. I bet you call yourself a Christian too. Good luck at the pearly gates.
Ak Ro
Ak Ro Apr 09, 2021 1:01PM ET
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I see. People working hard don't deserve food shelter and clothing. I bet you call yourself a Christian too. Good luck at the pearly gates.
Eudon Hickey
Eudon Hickey Apr 09, 2021 12:40PM ET
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With or without ID?
Casador Del Oso
Casador Del Oso Apr 09, 2021 12:36PM ET
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I'll bet they also find a way to pay no taxes after Joe's business income tax increases take effect.
sum black
sum black Apr 09, 2021 12:20PM ET
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I just left Amazon as an delivery driver. no time to eat too much load and pay is not enough for living.
sum black
sum black Apr 09, 2021 12:20PM ET
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I just left Amazon as an delivery driver. no time to eat too much load and pay is not enough for living.
Goku UI
vVNoXVv Apr 09, 2021 11:51AM ET
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Anything Unionized has never ended well
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez Apr 09, 2021 11:51AM ET
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Darren Ikin
Darren Ikin Apr 09, 2021 11:51AM ET
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read some history mate about life and working conditions before unions
Me comment
Me comment Apr 09, 2021 11:47AM ET
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What outcome would you expect when only a little over 50% voted.
Chris Power
Chris Power Apr 09, 2021 11:31AM ET
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liberals are running Amazon; maybe they " found" some votes in the middle of the night...
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez Apr 09, 2021 11:31AM ET
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if they were liberal wouldn't they what the union 🤔
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez Apr 09, 2021 11:31AM ET
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wouldn't they want the union *
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another typical comment from a uneducated trump supporter who didn't stop and think before commenting.
Benjamin McIntire
Benjamin McIntire Apr 09, 2021 11:31AM ET
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Lmao how inept you gotta be to think Amazon is liberal haha
Nizami Shirinov
Nizami Shirinov Apr 09, 2021 11:26AM ET
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Yeah if the votes are not what you wont, lets recount maybe revote
Phil Ryan
Phil Ryan Apr 09, 2021 11:21AM ET
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If the workers were really miss treated they would have voted to unionize. They realize they have better pay than other jobs & great benefits. Amazon pays way better then a lot of companies
Dean Acosta
Dean Acosta Apr 09, 2021 11:21AM ET
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Sabadellense inverstinging Apr 09, 2021 11:21AM ET
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Joseph Wilkerson
Joseph Wilkerson Apr 09, 2021 11:21AM ET
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You mean we are NOW allowed to question the results of an election? China Joe say it ain’t so!
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez Apr 09, 2021 11:21AM ET
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what mental gymnastics lead you to this
Katie Belle
Katie Belle Apr 09, 2021 11:19AM ET
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makes me wonder if the count is legit. feel bad for the workers
Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler Apr 09, 2021 11:19AM ET
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Unions are a belligerent cancer, and the employees realize that. Only certain upper middle class urban white women like unions these days.
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez Apr 09, 2021 11:19AM ET
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honestly, unions are at best a necessary evil for blue collar workers who don't know how to professionally negotiate a raise and benefits.historically, their naivity and corporate apathy has lead to the work force being taken advantage of by people who care enough to pay attention
Teufel Dog
Teufel Apr 09, 2021 11:19AM ET
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Hahahahaha...”investigation into the vote”... sounds familiar. CAN’T DO THAT...well until Union Joe says it’s ok for THIS.
Stunner GH
Stunner GH Apr 09, 2021 11:19AM ET
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I need 100$
Gage Poznako
Gage Poznako Apr 09, 2021 11:17AM ET
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thats crazy
David Mannion
David Mannion Apr 09, 2021 11:17AM ET
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Poor workers
 
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