Between Feb 8, and March 29, approximately 6,000 Amazon workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama will begin voting by mail on whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union. The harsh working conditions at Amazon warehouses, along with Amazon’s refusal to adopt measures that protect workers from COVID 19, have pushed Amazon and Whole Foods workers every- where to step up organizing and fighting back.
These predominantly Black Amazon workers, who have in recent months formed the BAmazon Workers Union, are on the cusp of launching a history-changing workers organization against one of the biggest and most powerful transnational corporations in the world, and its super rich union busting owner, Jeff Bezos. In addition, these workers are standing up to the racist, anti-union laws that suppress labor across the south. No matter what the outcome of the vote, this fight for a union in Alabama is already rocking Wall Street and energizing a much needed national explosion of worker organizing.
Join us on March 6th for this organizing meeting and workers assembly as we discuss how we can continue to build solidarity. We will hear from the organizers of the Feb. 20 National Day of Action, which included demonstrations in over 50 U.S. cities, on how we can continue building solidarity with Bessemer and beyond. We will be planning for an International Day of Action on March 20th, as well as discussing more local initiatives that organizers can take in solidarity with BAmazon workers.
Please register today and invite others!
For more information, check out supportamazonworkers.org!
Mar 6, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)