Amazon's labor union scored a victory Thursday when a Federal Labor Board hearing officer blocked the e-commerce giant's attempt to overturn a historic union victory.
The victory comes as a relief to a grassroots group of former and current workers who claimed an unexpected victory in a Staten Island, New York, warehouse.
Amazon filed more than two dozen objections with the National Labor Relations Board shortly after the spring vote, claiming the results were tainted by organizers and Region 29.
Lisa Dunn, the agency officer in charge of the company's case, decided Amazon's objections be overruled in their entirety and the union certified as the warehouse's bargaining agent.
While we are still reviewing the decision, we strongly disagree with the conclusion and plan to appeal,” Nantel said in a statement.
Despite union victories, experts say companies that don't want unionized workers often refuse to negotiate. The move could trigger protracted legal battles.