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Union Defeat at Amazon Sparks the Question: What’s Next? – HR Daily Advisor

Butler Snow attorney Timothy W. Lindsay was recently quoted in an article by HR Daily Advisor about the Amazon union vote in Bessemer, Alabama.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

Tim Lindsay, an attorney with Butler Snow LLP in Ridgeland, Mississippi, says he sees the election result reflecting “the fallacy of card check recognition” that unions often prefer over secret-ballot elections. “Even though the union purportedly obtained over 3,000 signatures, the vote through the secret ballot without fear of pressure, intimidation, or outright threats was overwhelmingly against the union,” he says.

Lindsay points out that organizing efforts in the South have been difficult for unions. “In my opinion, this victory for Amazon signals that employees in the South are not ready to buy into union philosophy even under today’s political environment,” he says.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.