In a document dated Thursday, the NLRB reports several examples, in May and June 2021, of site managers, security guards or a consultant claiming that a union would be "futile", treating people leading the 'thug' organizing effort, questioning employees about their union activities and even confiscating their leaflets.

The agency, which was contacted by three different people, wants the group to better inform employees of their rights in terms of unionisation.

The company "has repeatedly violated the law by threatening, surveilling and questioning Staten Island warehouse workers involved in the union drive," local NLRB official Kathy Drew King said in a message. at AFP.

Amazon, for its part, claims that "these allegations are false".

A hearing before an administrative judge will take place on April 5.

Several employees of the warehouse have been trying since last year to create a union there.

After several adventures, the NLRB admitted on Wednesday that they had collected enough signatures to request the organization of a ballot.

A hearing is due to take place with both parties on February 16 to discuss its organization.

This attempt to unionize in a New York warehouse of Amazon follows that in an Alabama warehouse last spring, which had failed.

But the NLRB having considered that the company had broken the rules before this ballot demanded a new vote, which must take place, by correspondence, in February and March.

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