Conservative Alabama could be home to Amazon’s first union in US

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Birmingham

Poor and conservative, the state of Alabama seemed like the perfect place for companies to do business without having to deal with labor unions.

That is, until a handful of Amazon employees stood up to the world’s richest person and demanded representation at the bargaining table.

It comes to a head this week: Monday is the deadline for employees at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama to vote on establishing the first union on US soil at the massive tech company.

The case is being closely watched because it could pave the way for further unionization in the United States at one of the world’s most powerful companies.

Bernie Sanders, the independent senator and progressive darling, said here Friday during a visit to endorse the unionization drive that he was very encouraged by it.

“This is historically a very anti-union state. That’s why I am incredibly moved and impressed by courage of these workers.—AFP