Seattle – Technicians working at an Amazon.com fulfillment center in Middletown, Del., have reportedly rejected a bid to unionize from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). According to Reuters, a group of 27 maintenance and repair technicians voted against joining the IAM, 21-6.
A majority of the 1,500 workers at the center were not affected by the vote. Regulations prohibit another unionization vote for at least one year. An Amazon.com spokesperson told Reuters employees had made it clear they do not want union representation, while an IAM spokesperson said Amazon, which actively opposes unionization among its employees, applied behind-the-scenes pressure on employees.