CNN Business —
A National Labor Relations Board official is recommending that the results of the milestone union election at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama held earlier this year be scrapped and that a new election be held due to illegal misconduct on the part of the e-commerce giant.
The recommendation from an NLRB hearing officer was conveyed in a press release by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which was behind the union drive that Amazon soundly defeated in April.
According to a copy of the recommendation report viewed by CNN Business Tuesday morning, the hearing officer said the evidence demonstrates Amazon “interfered with the laboratory conditions necessary to conduct a fair election.” The NLRB declined to comment.
The election, which took place by mail over a nearly two-month period due to the pandemic, received national attention, with celebrities, politicians – including President Joe Biden – and employees at other Amazon facilities lending public …