Employees for Amazon are voting on wether they should unionize or not, and employees have asked if they can vote by mail because of the pandemic.
Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post.
Amazon filed a motion to delay the union election vote so that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can “revisit” its decision to hold the elections by mail.
Last week, the NLRB ruled that 6,000 employees at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama facility could vote by mail because of health risks during the pandemic.
“A mail ballot election will enfranchise employees who cannot enter the voting location for health reasons or due to positive COVID tests,” the NLRB decision stated. “In addition, a mail ballot election will protect the health and safety of voters, Agency personnel, the parties’ representatives, and the public during the current health crisis.”
Amazon has requested that the unionization vote be held in person because mail-in voting has “serious and systemic flaws.”
Wait, What!? You don’t say.
An Amazon spokesperson, Heather Knox told CNN, “the best approach to a valid, fair and successful election is one that is conducted manually, in-person, making it easy for associates to verify and cast their vote in close proximity to their workplace.”
“Amazon provided the NLRB with a safe, confidential and convenient proposal for associates to vote onsite which is in the best interest of all parties — associate convenience, vote fidelity, and timeliness of vote count,” Knox said in the statement. “ We will continue to insist on measures for a fair election, and we want everyone to vote, so our focus is ensuring that’s possible.”
A major Democrat supporter is claiming that mail-in voting has “serious and systemic flaws” and has filed a motion to ensure voting is held in person.
In the words of Joe Biden, “Come On man, give me a break!”