Bessemer, Alabama: Worker’s Union Vote Comes Down to 416 Challenged Ballots

The closely-watched re-run of the union election at Amazon in Bessemer, Alabama comes down to 416 challenged ballots. “We will not allow Amazon to bully workers out of exercising their basic freedom,” said AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler after the results were reported late yesterday afternoon. “Every single contested ballot must be counted.” Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) president Stuart Appelbaum said that ‘”This moment is historic, and the workers in Bessemer, AL have inspired working people all over the country.” “No matter the outcome,” said Shuler, “we know the bravery shown by these workers has made an impact for generations to come. Victory in the labor movement is when workers come together to make change despite all obstacles. This is only the beginning.“

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