An Amazon employee holds a sign at the Amazon Building during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Staten Island borough of New York City, March 30, 2020.

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Amazon workers at a second warehouse on New York’s Staten Island will vote next month to form a union, a federal employment agency said.

Workers at the Staten Island warehouse, known as LDJ5, will be voting from April 25, Kayla Blado, a spokesperson for the National Labor Relations Board, told CNBC. The votes will be counted by the bureau on May 2.

The election will take place in person at the facility just a few weeks after an election was held at another Amazon warehouse known as JFK8, which is less than a mile away. The election on JFK8 will take place between March 25 and March 30.

LDJ5’s employees will vote on whether to join the Amazon Labor Union, a union made up of current and former Amazon employees. The same group has tried to organize workers at JFK8. The group has faced anti-union efforts by Amazon, including regular captive public rallies, which employees are required to attend.

The tidal wave of workers’ activism in Staten Island comes as Amazon faces another union election elsewhere in the country. Last month, the NLRB began sending ballots to employees at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, as part of a re-election.

The NLRB authorized a second election on the site after it determined Amazon had illegally interfered in the vote, which initially took place last spring. In that election, employees voted overwhelmingly against membership in the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

The votes for the Bessemer elections will be counted on March 28.

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