Union history set to be made in Alabama

Workers in Bessemer, Alabama, could form the first union at an Amazon warehouse in the United States. The location for this potential “first” has been called surprising due to anti-union sentiment in the region.

Employees at the BHM1 warehouse near Birmingham are seeking to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Ahead of a Feb. 8 mail-out of election ballots to approximately 5,800 workers, Amazon launched an aggressive anti-union drive.

Learn more about the effort to unionize here and about the anti-union drive here.