Amazon Labor Union, With Renewed Momentum, Faces Next Test
The Amazon Labor Union has built momentum leading up to an election this week at an 800-person warehouse near Albany, N.Y.
A federal labor official recently endorsed the union’s election victory at a Staten Island warehouse in April, which Amazon has challenged, while workers’ frustrations over pay and safety have created an opportunity to add supporters and pressure the company to bargain.
But the union faces questions about whether it can translate such opportunities into lasting gains. For months after its victory at the 8,000-person warehouse on Staten Island, the union appeared to be out of...