Workers in the Amazon Labor Union voted Tuesday to join Teamsters, partnering with one of the largest U.S. unions in a move that could pressure Amazon to negotiate on issues such as wages and working conditions.

  • The Amazon Labor Union prevailed in a landmark union vote at the company’s Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse in 2022, the first time a group of Amazon warehouse workers voted to form a union.
  • But since then, Amazon has appealed the vote and bargaining efforts by the Amazon Labor Union haven’t moved forward. The union also lost two subsequent elections at different warehouses in New York.
  • “Workers at Amazon — in the warehouses or behind the wheel — have proven they have the strength, unity, and determination to take on the greediest employer on the planet, and win,” Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien said in a statement. “Together, with hard work, courage, and conviction, the Teamsters and ALU will fight fearlessly to ensure Amazon workers secure the good jobs and safe working conditions they deserve in a union contract.”
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