Amazon is pushing for a milestone union vote to take place in person despite the pandemic

The e-commerce giant filed a motion Thursday to delay the union election, which is set to begin February 8, so that the NLRB may revisit its decision to hold the election by mail over the course of nearly two months instead of through an in-person event. The NLRB declined to comment on Amazon’s request. The union vote is a milestone moment for the Alabama facility and for Amazon (AMZN). While some Amazon workers are unionized in Europe, the company has so far fended off unions in the United States. A union election was held in 2014 at a Delaware warehouse, but resulted in workers largely rejecting the effort.

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