Chris Smalls formed an independent Amazon Labor Union(ALU) after being fired from the company in early 2020. March 25th, 2022. (Photo by Soo Min Kim for NY City Lens)
Thousands of Amazon employees on Staten Island lined up to vote on whether to join an independent union on Friday, March 25th, at the JFK8 warehouse parking lot. According to the released election result on April 1st, the majority of employees have voted to join a worker-led Amazon Labor Union. The union collected 2,654 votes and 2,131 voted against. The JFK warehouse is the first Amazon facility to unionize in the U.S.