Amazon workers in Staten Island will find out if another warehouse has voted to join the union when the ballots are counted on Monday.
The vote this time was in a small warehouse where about 1,500 people work. It is led by the same independent union that organized the first successful poll at an Amazon facility in the United States.
Workers at the larger warehouse across the street voted in April to join the emerging Amazon Labor Union. The first victory was a milestone moment for Amazon workers and for the future of the American labor movement, which has hoped for a resurgence in the wake of the pandemic.
Here’s why the union vote on Staten Island is such a big thing and what’s next for the movement.