Here’s what to know about the Amazon union push in New York

The upstart union fought against one of America’s most powerful companies, scoring a huge symbolic win for the labor movement

Amazon labor organizers celebrate after winning a vote to unionize one of the company's warehouses in Staten Island on April 1. (Andrea Renault/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon workers in Staten Island will find out whether a second warehouse has voted to unionize when ballots are tallied on Monday.

The vote this time was at a smaller warehouse, where about 1,500 people work. It is led by the same independent labor union that organized the first successful vote at an Amazon facility in the United States.

Workers at the larger warehouse across the street voted in April to join the upstart Amazon Labor Union. The first win was a milestone moment for Amazon workers and for the future of the American labor movement, which has been hoping for a resurgence in the wake of the pandemic.

Here’s why the union vote on Staten Island is such a big deal and what comes next for the movement.

Amazon workers vote to join a union in New York in historic move