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Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse workers file petition for union election 



© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An employee pulls a cart full of items at Amazon’s JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc’s warehouse workers in New York’s Staten Island have filed a petition to form a union, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board said on Monday.

Chris Smalls, a former employee at the warehouse, led the effort to collect the 2,000 signatures needed to petition regulators for a vote to organize.

For the last 6 months, workers at the Staten Island warehouse called “JFK8” and other nearby Amazon (NASDAQ:) facilities have been organizing to form an independent union called the Amazon Labor Union (ALU).

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