Alberta Amazon drivers file for unionization

The Teamsters are trying to organize 160 Amazon delivery drivers in the Edmonton area.

Last week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their most recent New Applications Report. In the report is a new application for union certification in Alberta.

The applications was filed on 12 August 2022 by Local 362 of the General Teamsters Union.

The Teamsters filed the application on behalf of 160 workers who are employed in Leduc with Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services, ULC. These workers are package delivery drivers, and include both direct employees and dependent contractors.

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This unionization drive follows an application filed by the Teamsters earlier this year to unionize warehouse workers at an Amazon location in nearby Nisku. That itself was the second time the union has applied to hold a unionization vote for these workers, but the first had failed after they failed to get the required number of signed union card.

The ALRB has scheduled a hearing for this application to occur on 26 August 2022.

Since the ALRB doesn’t archive their new application reports on their website, here’s a copy of the most recent one.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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