NEW YORK (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board says there’s sufficient interest to form a union at an Amazon distribution center in New York City. That’s after union organizers delivered hundreds of signatures to the federal agency. It’s a key step in authorizing a vote that could establish the first union at the nation’s largest online retailer. The company could have several avenues to challenge the effort. This is the second unionizing attempt in the past year at Amazon. In April, workers at an Alabama facility overwhelmingly rejected forming a union. Still, nationwide, Amazon employees have complained about long work hours, insufficient breaks and safety.
Photo: People arrive for work at the Amazon distribution center in the Staten Island borough of New York, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Earlier in the day, Chris Smalls, president of the Amazon Labor Union, delivered “Authorization of Representation” forms to the National Labor Relations Board in New York, as Union organizer have delivered more than 2,000 signatures to federal labor officials in a bid to unionize workers at Amazon’s Staten Island distribution center. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)