Amazon’s position on mail-in voting conflicts with that of the Washington Post editorial board’s position on mail-in voting. Both companies are owned by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man. In a petition filed with the NLRB on Jan. 21, Amazon argued that mail-in voting would decrease turnout and create security concerns in a unionization election at the company’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse.
Pandemic No Reason For Mail-In Voting
Amazon argued in one of two filings that the agency’s pandemic-voting policy is flawed, in part because it fails to define what a covid-19 “outbreak” actually is. That guidance “reflected assumptions developed comparatively earlier in the pandemic — before scientific understanding of the virus and possible precautions had developed to where it is today,” Amazon says in the filing.
Amazon spokesperson Heather Knox told CNN in a statement that Amazon is fighting for an in-person election because it is “the best approach to a valid, fair and successful election is one that is conducted manually, in-person, making it easy for associates to verify and cast their vote in close proximity to their workplace.”
by Lucas Nolan – 23 Jan 2021
E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly seeking to postpone a unionization vote at a warehouse in Alabama and is fighting back against federal labor authorities’ decision to allow mail-in voting. Amazon claims it has created a “safe, confidential and convenient proposal for associates to vote on-site, which is in the best interest of all parties—associate convenience, vote fidelity and timeliness of vote count.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that the e-commerce giant Amazon is aiming to postpone a unionization vote at one of its warehouses in Alabama. The company is also reportedly requesting that federal labor authorities reconsider a decision to allow mail-in voting due to the pandemic.
On Thursday, Amazon filed an appeal to a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is allowing employees to vote by mail due to coronavirus risks instead of holding in-person elections. The ballots are set to be mail to around 6,000 workers associated with Amazon’s facility in Bessemer, Alabama, on February 8.
In the petition, Amazon said the NLRB’s decision was flawed as it had not adequately defined an outbreak, along with a number of other objections. Workers at Amazon’s facility are seeking representation from the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union.
Fighting to keep those American wages low, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth a whopping $200 billion. The richest man in the world did donate $33 million for scholarship grants for the children of illegal aliens. If you illegally bring your children to Mexico don’t expect them to receive a scholarship grant from Carlos Slim.
Amazon CEO And Richest Man In The World Jeff Bezos, Who Also Owns The Washington ComPost Which Manufactures Bird Cage Liner, Supported Mail-In Voting For Millions Of Voters, Is Appealing An NLRB Ruling “allowing mail-in voting due to the pandemic” For 6,000 Employees Voting To Unionize