The mailbox, located near the entrance of Amazon’s facility, has emerged as a key piece of evidence in a union bid to overturn election results.
Kevin Jackson, who has worked at the warehouse in Bessemer for more than a year, said he saw two guards approach the mailbox and use keys to open one of its doors.
The mailbox, located near the entrance of the Amazon facility, has emerged as a key piece of evidence in a union bid to overturn the election results.
In an April 16 complaint, the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union accused Amazon of misconduct — including issuing anti-union threats, firing an employee for distributing union cards and pressuring workers to use the mailbox to cast their votes.
Postal Service at Amazon’s request, and union officials accused the company of having the box installed to keep an eye on workers voting.
Amazon has routinely denied an ulterior motive for requesting the mailbox, saying it was installed to help ensure robust turnout.
Amazon employees voted 1,798 to 738 against joining the union in a seven-week mail-in election that ended in March. »