NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time ever, Amazon workers have voted to unionize. It happened in New York, where employees on Staten Island voted to join a union. The Friday vote is the first successful effort to organize Amazon workers in the U.S. Employees at the Staten Island warehouse voted 55% to 45% in favor of joining the upstart Amazon Labor Union, an independent group made of former and ex-Amazon workers. Federal labor officials say the results of the count won’t be verified until they process any objections, which are due by Friday.
Photo: Staten Island based Amazon.com Inc distribution center union members celebrate after getting the voting results to unionize on Friday, April 1, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Amazon workers in Staten Island, N.Y. voted to unionize on Friday, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled the union drive. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)