(Reuters) – A group of U.S. lawmakers visited an Amazon facility in Alabama on Friday to support a growing drive to unionize their workers, dubbed by union leaders and lawmakers as one of the most important union elections in United States history.

Aerial view of the Amazon facility where workers will vote to unionize in Bessemer, Alabama, the United States, March 5, 2021. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS / Dustin Chambers

Employees at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama, are voting on whether to be the first employee in the United States to join a union with one of the largest employers in the country.

The visit follows President Joe Biden’s recent statement defending workers’ right to unionize. While not mentioning Amazon, he was referring to “workers in Alabama”.

The Alabama Workers’ move, supported by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) is for the U.S. workers …

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