Action in Solidarity with Bessemer Alabama Amazon Workers
Start: Saturday, February 20, 2021•12:30 PM
Location:Amazon Fulfillment Center EWR9 •8003 Industrial Hwy, Carteret, NJ 07008
The Southern Workers Assembly has issued a call for a National Day of Solidarity with Alabama Amazon Workers on Saturday, February 20. Actions are being planned across the South and the U.S. on that day at Amazon facilities (warehouses, distribution centers, Whole Foods, etc.).
We will meet across the street from the Amazon warehouse located at 8003 Industrial Hwy, Carteret, NJ to poster up our vehicles with support signs. Look for my Red Jeep Cherokee.
If we have speakers, at 1pm we will start with a short rally (please remember face masks), then we will get in our vehicles and drive slowly through the amazon parking lot, showing support for workers right. According to Google street maps there does not appear to be any fences or security guard booths. If we are stopped from entering their parking lots, we will drive back and forth in front of the parking lot and make a lot of noise.
We will circle the lot several times and then around 1:20/1:30pm we will head to the next amazon warehouse located at 380 Middlesex Ave, Carteret, a short 2.6 miles away (10-minute drive) and circle their parking lot a few times. From there at around 2/2:15pm we will proceed to another amazon facility located at 275 Omar Ave, Avenel, just 4.6 miles away (15-minute drive) and circle their Warehouse and Fulfillment center lots.
We are looking for Speakers. If you know of a possible speaker from a Union or someone familiar with organizing a union, and the benefits of having a Union please email PeoplesPartyNewJesey@gmail.com or Cate Manochio at Jersey_Cate@hotmail.com.
Make multiple bright signs, if you need sign ideas or want to print a sign from the resource page click here: https://supportamazonworkers.org/resources/
I will have bring a few extra signs and several rolls of painter's tape - not too sticky, peels right off without leaving goo.
If anyone can loan a bullhorn for the day, that would be appreciated.
Hope to see you Saturday!
Andrea and Cate