Note: The location for our informational picket is on the PUBLIC sidewalk in front of the Whole Foods on the East Side of Milwaukee.
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On Feb 8, 2021 approximately 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama began voting by mail on whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU). The voting period ends on March 29. 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 everywhere to step up organizing to fight back.
These predominantly Black 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.
Solidarity from every corner of the labor and progressive movements is needed now to show the workers in Bessemer that they are not alone, that all eyes are on the historic struggle that they are leading. This is especially needed as Amazon continues to ramp up their union-busting tactics.
Milwaukee and Wisconsin has a deep history of worker and community solidarity and we’ll be raising that up on March 20! Organize The South!
Co-sponsored by the Unemployed Council of Milwaukee, Collectivo Union, Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement [List in Formation]
Signs and banners will be available but feel free to bring your own solidarity signs.
Questions? Or to call in endorsements: 414-395-0665
Masks mandatory. Social distancing will be practiced.