Uh-Oh, Amazon: Warehouse Workers Vote to Unionize in NY

Dr. Munr Kazmir
4 min readApr 2, 2022

“We want to thank Jeff Bezos for going to space, because while he was up there, we were signing people up,” said union organizer Christian Smalls.

Workers and workers, activists and climate activists, representatives of the Make Amazon Pay coalition (including Greenpeace) protested today in front of Amazon’s distribution center in Wrocław, urging the corporation to pay fair and fair wages to people working at Amazon and to take responsibility for damage caused to communities, the climate and the planet. Dozens of people blocked the entrance to the distribution center for more than two hours. December 16, 2020. Photo: Max Zieliński / Greenpeace Polska

In a vote that was 2,654 to 2,131, Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island voted on Friday to unionize. This successful attempt at labor organization is a first for Amazon in the U.S.