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Teamsters to Hold Organizing Vote at Amazon Warehouse in Alberta


An Amazon warehouse in central Alberta is the target of an organizing campaign.

Teamsters Local 362 said they filed a demand for a vote on organizing at Amazon’s warehouse in Nisku, just south of Edmonton. The Alberta Labor Relations Board must verify the application before a voting date is set.

The Teamsters say this is the first step in a recruiting campaign designed to bring Amazon Canada to the bargaining table.

On Monday, Amazon Canada announced it would hire 15,000 warehouse workers across the country and increase employee wages.

But the Teamsters say Amazon is also removing a monthly performance bonus, which means employees are skeptical about seeing more money on their paychecks.

Amazon has a habit of stifling union efforts before they can catch on. A failed Alabama organizing drive this spring was the largest in Amazon history and only the second time an organizational effort within the company has resulted in a vote.

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