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

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An worker scans packages astatine Amazon's JFK8 organisation halfway successful Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Nov 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board volition convene a proceeding connected Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workers' petition to unionize their Staten Island, New York, warehouse connected Nov. 15, labour organizer Chris Smalls said successful a tweet connected Monday and confirmed to Reuters.

The proceeding plans travel workers' petition past week for a national election. Amazon has agelong resisted unions successful the United States, with its workers successful Alabama precocious voting against forming a national by a much than 2-to-1 margin, but it is facing increasing labour pressure.

Spokespeople for the NLRB and Amazon did not instantly instrumentality requests for comment.

Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin successful Palo Alto, California; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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