WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from NRF Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French after it has been reported that a majority of workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama-based warehouse voted no to union representation.
“With reports that a majority of employees at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have voted to reject representation by a union, the results are clear. The process works and employees can make an informed decision despite the enormous scrutiny under which this campaign was conducted. Union representation is a choice for workers, but many clearly prefer opportunities in a competitive marketplace that provides strong wages and benefits over the anonymity of a collective bargaining agreement.”
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies. NRF.com