Amazon Union Election Tally Expected to Start, Expected Turnout 55%

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U.S. regulators are expected to start tallying votes in Amazon.com Inc’s closely watched union election in Alabama later on Thursday or early Friday, union officials said.

The elections had voter turnout of about 55% the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) said in a statement on Wednesday.

More than 3,200 mail ballots were received by the U.S.National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in an election open toover 5,800 workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama,the union said. The workers are voting on whether to join theRWDSU and have their warehouse be the first Amazon facility everto unionize in the United States.