Join us Saturday, March 20th for a National Day of Action in solidarity with Amazon workers organizing for union recognition in Bessemer, Alabama!
Unions are workers’ sharpest weapon in the struggle for safety, wages and rights on the job. The backbreaking pace of work, constant monitoring and surveillance, low wages and unsafe conditions at Amazon have generated both the conditions compelling workers to organize and the billions in profits for CEO Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the country. He has invested millions in union busting lawyers to crush this union organizing drive at the source and prevent it from spreading through the corporation.
Approximately 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama are voting this month to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU). RWDSU began organizing efforts at the Bessemer warehouse after last summer’s massive Black Lives Matter protests and this campaign is part of a struggle for civil rights on the job. Bessemer and Birmingham are majority-Black cities, and at this warehouse 85% of the workforce is Black and a majority are women. Fighting racial and gender oppression is a crucial component of the class struggle and of the organized labor movement. If they win, they’d be the first Amazon workers to be represented by a union.
Solidarity from everywhere is needed– an injury to one is an injury to all! A victory for one is a victory for all!
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