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What Amazon’s Alabama union vote means for the company and workers – Fox Business

Unionization has fallen across a range of industries over the past two decades.



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If workers at an facility in Bessemer, Ala., vote to unionize, it would boost the number of workers who have opted to join a union in a state that has membership rates below the U.S. average.
But the vote, the counting of which began March 30, is also being closely watched for other reasons — among them Amazon’s position as the second-largest U.S. employer, and the prospect that a “yes” vote would buck a general trend toward dwindling private-sector union membership rates seen since…

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