Moral Monday: Our Wage, Our Vote, Our Power
Start: Monday, March 22, 2021• 3:00 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
Join us on March 22, 2021 live from Bessemer, where Rev. Dr. William Barber will join with the Alabama Poor People’s Campaign and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union campaign to uplift thousands of Amazon workers employed in warehouses in Alabama and across the nation.
The deadline is looming on a historic labor battle against corporate goliath Amazon in the warehouses of Bessemer, Alabama. This is the first viable attempt to form a union at the company in the United States, and nearly 6,000 warehouse workers -- some 85% of them Black -- must mail their ballots to the National Labor Relations Board by March 29, to certify the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
Unlike most of us who have struggled during this pandemic, Jeff Bezos has seen his personal wealth skyrocket from $113 billion to $189 billion and Amazon saw a 200% rise in its profits. While they prospered, 20,000 Amazon employees contracted COVID-19. The company ended hazard pay while scheduling workers for 10+ hour shifts, monitoring their bathroom breaks and holding weekly employee meetings to discourage the union effort.
Forward together, not one step back!