Amazon.com Inc. workers at a small facility in New Jersey have shown enough interest to vote on unionization, the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said Monday.
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At least 60 of 200 workers from Amazon’s DNK5 depot in Bayonne, New Jersey, have submitted cards to organize as part of the Local 713 International Brotherhood of the Trade Union, the NLRB said.
The news follows growing interest in organizing at Amazon, which has been fighting unions at its US stores for years.
Just last month, thousands of workers at the JFK8 Staten Island department store voted to organize under another group known as the Amazon Labor Union, and workers at a second Staten Island department store are considering unionizing later this month should organize.
An election date and an election period still have to be agreed for the DNK5 transfer station. Amazon could challenge the validity of this latest petition.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.