Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Upstate New York overwhelmingly rejected a bid to unionize, marking another setback for the Amazon Labor Union (ALU).
According to the National Labor Relations Board, which tallied 612 valid ballots Tuesday, there were 406 votes (66%) against joining the ALU and 206 voters (34%) in favor of unionizing. The NLRB said there were 949 eligible voters.
Workers at the ALB1 warehouse, located in the village of Castleton-on-Hudson, about 15 miles south of Albany, had until Monday to decide whether to join the Amazon Labor Union (ALU), an independent union of Amazon workers from Staten Island.
After the vote, Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel told FOX Business the second-largest U.S. private employer was glad its workers chose to keep its direct relationship with the retail behemoth, claiming that it's "the best arrangement for both our employees and customers."
Nantel also said the company promises to continuing working with its teammates at the warehouse "to keep making Amazon better every day."
Meanwhile, ALU president Chris Smalls tweeted Tuesday that he was "proud of the brave workers" regardless of the results.
"Taking on a trillion dollar company can never be a loss for workers," Smalls wrote. "We will continue to empower all workers to give them the right to unionize."
This marks the fourth union election at an Amazon warehouse this year, although it's only the third one led by the ALU, which has long been pushing for a "seat at the table."
"Since workers are the ones who make Amazon profitable in the first place, we should have a seat at the table and be able to negotiate better pay, benefits, and working conditions," its website reads.
The ALU nabbed its first and only victory at a warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., back in April. The JFK8 Fulfillment Center made history by voting to form the first U.S. Amazon union.
However, a few weeks later, a nearby warehouse, also in Staten Island, rejected the union bid.
This time around, organizers led by warehouse worker and a former insurance agent Heather Goodall, decided to pursue a more grassroots approach and align with the ALU, based on a belief the group understood the company better than other established unions.
The Amazon Labor Union and Goodall did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment.
"We've always said that we want our employees to have their voices heard, and we hope and expect this process allows for that," Amazon spokesperson Paul Flaningan told FOX Business earlier this month.
However, after the lone win for the ALU last spring, Amazon had accused the ALU and the NLRB’s field office in Brooklyn of tainting the vote. Since then, the company filed more than two dozen objections with the agency.
Still, the effort to try and unionize is still building at other facilities. Recently, Amazon workers at a separate facility in California’s Moreno Valley filed for their own union election, seeking to join the ALU.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.