Warehouse workers in Alberta may just be the first lot working for Amazon in Canada to hold a unionization vote.
Local Union 362 stated last Tuesday it has file notice for a unionization vote at the Nisku Amazon warehouse, south Edmonton.
Alberta’s labour relations board has to verify their application before scheduling a date, but the union says it expects to vote before 2021 comes to a close.
Teamsters note that this is the first step in their campaign to get the company to the negotiating table.
This comes after the company said it plans to hire 15000 distribution and warehouse workers in different communities across Canada in the fall to support the company’s ongoing expansion plan.
Presently, the firm has over 25000 part-time and full-time workers in 5 provinces.
This is a wait and see situation considering the company is known for chocking union efforts before they spread.
The company did not issue an immediate response upon request for a comment.