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Staten Island Amazon Workers File Union Vote Petition

HeadlineOct 27, 2021

In New York City, Amazon warehouse workers and labor organizers in Staten Island filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election. It’s the second time this year Amazon workers are attempting to form the company’s first-ever U.S. union. The New York effort was led by Christian Smalls, who was fired by Amazon last year for organizing a strike demanding better worker protections amid the pandemic. Smalls was met by cheers after filing the petition with the NLRB.

Christian Smalls: “That’s it. Yeah, we did it. It’s officially done. Notice to employees will be sent out in a matter of a week. Everybody in their facilities will be notified that the petition has been filed.”

Crowd: [cheering]

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