(CNN) Amazon has gained enough votes to defeat a union drive that would have established the company's first US union, according to an ongoing tally of votes.
The vote count against unionization surpassed 1608, the simple majority needed for either side to prevail, on Friday.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is behind the Bessemer union drive, announced it plans to file objections and unfair labor practice charges with the labor board.
"We won't let Amazon's lies, deception and illegal activities go unchallenged, which is why we are formally filing charges against all of the egregious and blatantly illegal actions taken by Amazon during the union vote.
Amazon knew full well that unless they did everything they possibly could, even illegal activity, their workers would have continued supporting the union."
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