business news in context, analysis with attitude

CNBC reports that "Amazon will face a union election at one of its warehouses on New York’s Staten Island next month, according to a labor group behind the effort.

"Workers at the Staten Island warehouse, known as JFK8, will cast their ballots between March 25 and 30, according to the Amazon Labor Union, a labor group that is seeking to represent JFK8 workers.

"The election will take place in-person, in a tent outside the warehouse, the group said in a tweet. That’s a departure from the National Labor Relations Board’s protocol in recent elections. Over the past year, many union drives have taken place via mail-in ballots as a safety measure due to the coronavirus pandemic."

Amazon says that it remains "skeptical that there are a sufficient number of legitimate signatures to support this election petition. But since the NLRB has decided the election will proceed, we want our employees to have their voices heard as soon as possible.”