With hundreds of ballots still being challenged from an inconclusive union vote at an Amazon facility in Alabama, a national labor organization on Thursday called for possibly setting aside the results due to alleged illegal behavior by the e-commerce giant.\r\n\r\n\u0022We will continue to hold Amazon accountable and ensure workers\u0026#039; voices are heard.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) filed 21 objections to Amazon\u0026#039;s conduct with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), accusing the company of yet again interfering with the rights of its workers in Bessemer, Alabama.\r\n\r\nThe Bessemer vote coincided with an organizing victory in New York City and followed a determination by the NLRB in January that the Alabama workers should get a new election after Amazon \u0022interfered with the employees\u0026#039; exercise of a free and reasoned choice\u0022 last year.\r\n\r\n\u0022Workers at Amazon have endured a needlessly long and aggressive fight to unionize their workplace, with Amazon doing everything it can to spread misinformation and deceive workers,\u0022 said RWDSU president Stuart Appelbaum in a statement.\r\n\r\n\u0022The company violated the law in the first election, and did so again in this re-run election, without any doubt,\u0022 he added. \u0022We will continue to hold Amazon accountable and ensure workers\u0026#039; voices are heard. We are filing objections on Amazon\u0026#039;s behavior during this election, which [includes] countless attempts to intimidate workers, even going so far as to terminate and suspend workers who supported the union.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe filing includes multiple allegations of retaliation, intimidation, surveillance, and new rules to prevent the spread of pro-union literature. RWDSU also accuses the company of unlawfully interfering with an employee engaged in protected activities in the break room, providing the union with a voter list with substantial errors, and illegally threatening facility closure.\r\n\r\n\u0022Amazon\u0026#039;s behavior must not go unchallenged, and workers in Bessemer, Alabama must have their rights protected under the law,\u0022 said Appelbaum. \u0022We urge the NLRB to carefully review our objections and ensure no company, not even with the bottomless pockets of Amazon, is allowed to act above the law.\u0022\r\n\r\nOf the 2,375 ballots cast in Bessemer, 993 opposed the union and 875 supported it. However, 59 ballots were voided and 416 are being challenged by Amazon and the RWDSU. The NLRB has not yet scheduled a hearing for the challenged ballots.\r\n\r\nAmid organizing in Alabama and New York—part of a national wave of unionization efforts at companies across the country—Amazon has faced mounting criticism for its anti-union tactics.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Verge reported Thursday evening that Amazon is planning to object to the results of the NYC election, according to a deadline extension request the company filed with the NLRB that, among other claims, alleges the union \u0022threatened employees to coerce them into voting yes.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe \u0022David-versus-Goliath\u0022 union victory at the Staten Island warehouse has been hailed by organizers on the ground, labor rights advocates nationwide, and top political figures, including President Joe Biden and Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).