Amazon Alabama Workers to Hold New Union Vote, Labor Official Rules

A federal official has tossed out results from an Amazon.com Inc. unionization vote earlier this year for warehouse workers in Alabama, saying that the company has violated labor law in its campaign, according to the National Labor Relations Board.

Lisa Henderson, the regional director overseeing the case for the NLRB, ruled that Amazon’s actions throughout the mail-in election were grounds to nullify the results and have the vote be held again, an NLRB spokeswoman said. The ruling came after an NLRB hearing officer in early August recommended another election following an appeal on the results from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which ran the campaign against Amazon in Bessemer, Ala. The RWDSU said the director charged Amazon with illegal misconduct during the vote.