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  • prefix_66_title_rich Amazon Requests In-Person Union Vote in Alabama

    You can't make this up. Amazon considers mail-in voting to be prone to errors and fraud...

    Amazon Requests In-Person Union Vote in Covid-Hit Alabama


    Amazon.com Inc. is asking the National Labor Relations Board to consider having workers vote in person -- rather than by mail -- on a proposal to form a union at an Alabama warehouse.

    The company formally requested a postponement of the vote so the labor regulator can reconsider its earlier ruling. Under the current plan, workers will have most of the next two months to vote by mail.

    A group of workers at Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse filed paperwork in November for an election to decide whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a rare step for workers at a company whose U.S. workforce isn't unionized. The NLRB, which oversees union votes, earlier this month said the vote would be conducted by mail, citing standards set up during the pandemic to keep workers and staffers safe.

    The NLRB didn't immediately return a request for comment. The union declined to comment.

    In documents dated Thursday, Amazon objected to that decision, saying the board had unfairly dismissed the company's argument that the safety of its facility should be considered separately from the surrounding Jefferson County and the wider state of Alabama, where the Covid-19 positive test rate this month rose above 20%.

    Amazon said its proposal for a manual vote would have "fully minimized any risk of transmission." The NLRB's decision that mail-only balloting was the safest approach was "based on speculation and conjecture, and without ever balancing the purported risk of virus spread against the public policy that 'strongly favors' allowing employees to vote in person," the company said.

    The world's largest online retailer said that a mail election raised the risk of fraud and the coercion of workers. It also said the process would depress turnout, arguing that as many as 29% of its more than 5,800 employees eligible to vote wouldn't do so or would return incorrectly completed ballots.

    Amazon had proposed holding the election in a heated tent set up in the facility's parking lot and offered use of software designed to enforce social distancing. The NLRB, in its decision, said conditions were too dangerous for an in-person vote and that such use of the company's "extensive resources" risked giving workers the impression that government employees conducting the vote were improperly accepting benefits from Amazon.

    "The most important factors in my decision are the safety of all election participants and the enfranchisement of all voters," the NLRB's acting regional director wrote in the decision. "Both of these factors weigh in favor of a mail ballot election."
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...?sref=ZMFHsM5Z

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    They want it in person so they can intimidate those that want to unionize.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pigeons View Post
      They want it in person so they can intimidate those that want to unionize.
      Yeah.. Looks that way.

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      • #4
        What a farce the election was. None y’all cry about SAFETY and COVID now huh

        In person is okay now SMMFH

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ralex View Post
          What a farce the election was. None y’all cry about SAFETY and COVID now huh

          In person is okay now SMMFH
          WTF why would anyone on here cry about Amazon? You posted this in two threads yesterday and now you make this thread. Your hero losing really hit you hard didn't it?

          Amazon want in person voting for the exact same reason Trump wanted it. To supress the votes.
          Last edited by Robbie Barrett; 01-24-2021, 12:20 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Robbie Barrett View Post
              WTF why would anyone on here cry about Amazon? You posted this in two threads yesterday and now you make this thread. Your hero losing really hit you hard didn't it?

              Amazon want in person voting for the exact same reason Trump wanted it. To supress the votes.
              Oh yeah, nothing suppresses a vote like an election

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              • #8
                Originally posted by _Rexy_ View Post
                Oh yeah, nothing suppresses a vote like an election
                Trump tried to postpone the election too. Did you forget?

                Then he tried to steal it.

                Then he got a mob of uneducated that believed lies and conspiracy theories to attack the government and go against the constitution.

                Both Amazon and Trump don't give a **** about the people, they want what benefits them.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Robbie Barrett View Post
                  Trump tried to postpone the election too. Did you forget?

                  Then he tried to steal it.

                  Then he got a mob of uneducated that believed lies and conspiracy theories to attack the government and go against the constitution.

                  Both Amazon and Trump don't give a **** about the people, they want what benefits them.
                  Damn this English F@GGOT is still crying about trump?

                  He's gone. Stfu, euro queer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Left Hook Tua View Post
                    Damn this English F@GGOT is still crying about trump?

                    He's gone. Stfu, euro queer.
                    Yo ****** read the TS posts. TS is crying about the election. You 50 year old virgin.
                    Last edited by Robbie Barrett; 01-24-2021, 12:41 PM.

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