Labor board to hear Amazon workers' bid for NY union vote on Nov. 15

·1 min read
FILE PHOTO: Amazon's JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York City

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board will convene a hearing on Inc workers' petition to unionize their Staten Island, New York, warehouse on Nov. 15, labor organizer Chris Smalls said in a tweet on Monday and confirmed to Reuters.

The hearing plans follow workers' request last week for a union election. Amazon has long resisted unions in the United States, with its workers in Alabama recently voting against forming a union by a more than 2-to-1 margin, but it is facing growing labor pressure.

Spokespeople for the NLRB and Amazon did not immediately return requests for comment.

(Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in Palo Alto, California; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting