Amazon now has a legal obligation to bargain with the union, and can face serious penalties if it doesn't.
A cease-and-desist order filed against the company demands it stop retaliating against unionizing workers.
Workers at ALB1, which plans to host a union election this upcoming week, reported a fire in a cardboard compactor last night.
After a fire broke out in the warehouse, management refused to send night shift workers home. So they went on strike.
Managers threatened, cajoled, or promised additional benefits to workers if they voted against the union, according to the NLRB. The complaint challenges the practice of captive audience meetings, a longstanding union-busting tradition.
In 2020 Chris Smalls was fired for organizing a walkout in protest of Amazon’s COVID safety procedures. Now he’s the president of the first Amazon union in the country.
"We are putting the company on our back 10 hours a day...They’re taking time away from our breaks. There is no voice here."