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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has scheduled a second union vote at an Alabama Amazon warehouse to start on February 2 and last two months.

The balloting is the second time around at the Bessemer, Alabama, facility because after the first vote, which Amazon won decisively, the company was found by the NLRB to have engaged in improper anti-union behavior, which invalidated the election results.

The Wall Street Journal writes that "the labor board’s decision sets up another battle between Amazon and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is leading the campaign to organize workers in Bessemer.

"An Amazon spokeswoman said employees have always had the choice of whether to join a union. 'They overwhelmingly chose not to join the RWDSU last year,' she said, adding that Amazon is looking forward to the vote.

"A spokeswoman for the RWDSU said worker voices 'can and must be heard fairly, unencumbered by Amazon’s limitless power to control what must be a fair and free election, and we will continue to hold them accountable for their actions'."

KC's View:

The betting here is that Amazon ins this won.  Again.  But the betting here also is that sometime in the next 12-18 months, Amazon will lose one of these votes.  Somewhere, sometime.  And, suddenly, the illusion of invincibility, at least on this issue, will recede.