Workers at the international delivery company DHL’s new Upper Macungie shipping hub voted against forming a union early this morning.
The employees, who help sort packages shipped around the Northeast, voted 217 to 135 against union representation, according to sources with DHL and the American Postal Workers Union, or APWU, which led the union campaign.
Mark Dimondstein, lead field organizer for the union, said the union would challenge the election results, charging that the company engaged in “psychological warfare” against its workers’ rights to organize a union.
“It’s very clear to us that injustice was done, and we intend to work with the workers to fix it,” he said. “We’re going to defend the workers’ rights to a fair election, and this was not a fair election.”