A group of Amazon.com Inc. workers in New York City's Staten Island has withdrawn a petition to hold a union election, a spokeswoman for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board confirmed on Friday.
It was unclear why the Amazon Labor Union withdrew its petition. Chris Smalls, a leader of the group and a former employee at the Staten Island warehouse, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"Our focus remains on listening directly to our employees and continuously improving on their behalf," Kelly Nantel, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in a statement.
Amazon raised doubts last month about whether the Amazon Labor Union had gathered enough legitimate signatures to hold a union election.
The news of Amazon Labor Union's withdrawal of its petition was previously reported by Bloomberg.