Over 50 Amazon warehouses in U.S. contact union after New York vote

April 5 (Reuters) — Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) labor organizer Christian Smalls said on Tuesday more than 50 warehouses of the e-commerce giant in the U.S. reached out after its warehouse in New York City voted to form the first union at the company.

«Since we WON @amazonlabor has been contacted by workers in over 50 buildings Nationwide not including the several buildings overseas and counting,» Smalls, a former Amazon employee, said in a tweet.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Employees at Amazon’s fulfillment center in the borough of Staten Island secured a majority by voting 2,654 to 2,131 in support of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU), according to a count released on Friday by the National Labor Relations Board. read more

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Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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