Amazon workers on Staten Island vote to unionize in historic labor win Inc. workers at a New York warehouse voted to join an upstart labor union, a historic victory that gives organized labor its first foothold in the company’s U.S. operations.

The election at Amazon’s JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island wasn’t close. With only a few hundred ballots left to count, the Amazon Labor Union led with 2,300 yes votes versus 1,855 no votes for Amazon.

The victory is a watershed moment for Amazon. The Seattle-based company has managed to keep unions out of its U.S. operations for more than a quarter-century. Unless the company can get the result overturned, Amazon will have to start contract negotiations that

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