Union drive at Amazon warehouse in Alabama could spur ‘domino effect,’ labor leaders say

A high-profile attempt to unionize nearly 6,000 workers at Amazon’s warehouse near Bessemer, Ala., could spur more organizing at Amazon facilities elsewhere, say Washington state labor leaders. Win or lose, the union vote, which began in early February and ends March 29, could energize the labor movement, in part because of the steep odds stacked against organizers, said Nicole Grant, who leads the MLK Labor Council in King County, Wash. Alabama, a right-to-work state, has one of the nation’s lowest unionization rates. And Amazon has unleashed a no-holds-barred anti-union campaign targeting th…

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