A labor group that did not secure enough votes from Amazon.com Inc warehouse workers in Alabama to form a union has formally objected to the election results and alleged the online retailer threatened to lay off staff, according to a government filing. Amazon has denied the outcome resulted from intimidation of its employees and said it did not threaten layoffs or a facility closure. Late on Friday, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) submitted nearly two dozen objections to Amazon's conduct during the election, which it said prevented employees from a "free and uncoerced exercise of choice" on whether to create the company's first-ever U.S. union.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been a big winner for investors. This growing customer base is helping Amazon cement its lead by attracting lots of third-party merchants. In the fourth quarter, sales of third-party units made up 55% of Amazon's total paid units in its retail business -- the highest level in the company's history.
In this video from Motley Fool Live, recorded on March 22, Fool.com contributors Brian Orelli and Keith Speights discuss the potential customers for Amazon.com's (NASDAQ: AMZN) telehealth offering. The service is currently focused on the company's employees but could eventually become a service that Amazon sells. Amazon is a consumer-based company, but it appears focused on potentially selling the service to other companies looking to add telehealth to the insurance offerings for their employees.