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Organizers take first step to unionize at Amazon New York warehouse

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New York (AFP) – Amazon warehouse workers in New York said Monday they had filed to create a union, hoping to be the first such body recognized by the e-commerce giant six months after a similar attempt failed elsewhere. Their effort has been closely watched as it could pave the way for further unionization in the United States at one of the world’s most powerful companies. Amazon Labor Union (ALU), the organizing group in New York that submitted the formal papers to officials, said the company is fighting the effort. “The world is watching,” said ALU head Christian Smalls, an ex-Amazon employ…

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