Recorded Webinar

The Transformative Union Election At Amazon In Birmingham Webinar


On April 9, 2021, Birmingham, Alabama employees voted 1,798 to 738 against the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at Amazon in Birmingham. There were 505 challenged ballots and 76 voided ballots, but those will not affect the outcome. Amazon has garnered more than 50% of the ballots cast, securing its victory over the union. The union is likely to file objections seeking to overturn this election, but even if those efforts are successful, employers generally tend to perform better in re-run elections. President Biden and Senators Sanders and Rubio (for different reasons) expressed their support for unionization at Amazon.  Black Lives Matter and other social justice and economic equity advocates have aligned with the unionization effort. In this webinar, Richard Lehr discussed lessons learned from the Amazon campaign: workplace issues, union alliances with political and social justice advocacy groups, and what employers can do to avoid becoming “Amazoned.”

Dated Recorded

April 28, 2021