Rally for Solidarity with Amazon Workers in Bessemer, AL
Start: Saturday, February 20, 2021• 5:30 PM
End: Saturday, February 20, 2021• 6:30 PM
Between Feb 8 and March 29, approximately 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama will begin voting by mail on whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU). 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 and fighting 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 ramps up their union-busting tactics
Solidarity actions are being planned across the South and the U.S. on February 20 at Amazon facilities (warehouses, distribution centers, Whole Foods, etc.).
Join the WNC community and stand in solidarity with the Alabama Amazon workers and all Amazon/Whole Foods employees in their right to form a union.
Saturday, February 20
5:30-6:30PM Rally and Leafleting
Entrance of DRT4 Amazon Delivery Station
394 Fanning Fields Rd, Mills River, NC 28759
Contact Emma Hutchens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the Asheville DSA, Just Economics, Party for Socialism & Liberation, and the WNC Workers Assembly