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NLRB Announces Results in Amazon Election

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Washington, DC – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) completed a vote count today in an election involving employees at Amazon’s facility in Bessemer, Alabama.  There were approximately 3,041 employees who mailed in ballots indicating whether they want to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.  The Tally of Ballots shows the following uncertified results: 

Approximate number of eligible voters  5,876
Number of void ballots      76
Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union 738

Number of votes cast against participating labor organization     

Number of challenged ballots    505

Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots 


Challenges are not sufficient in number to affect the results of the election.

A majority of the valid votes counted plus challenged ballots has not been cast for the Petitioner, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

The parties have five business days to file objections contesting the conduct or results of the election.

The ballot count was conducted by NLRB Region 10 employees at the Birmingham, Alabama, Resident Office.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.  The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.