Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network has joined many Palestinian, Palestine Solidarity, progressive, labor and anti-racist organizations in endorsing the International Day of Solidarity with Alabama Amazon Workers and Against Union Busting on 20 March, the World Day Against Racism.
Read more about the Day of Action, including over 50 international actions at: https://supportamazonworkers.org/
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 every- where 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.
Nearly 50 actions are planned from coast to coast this weekend, in large cities and small towns alike, to mobilize solidarity for the majority Black workers fighting to form the first U.S. union at Amazon in Bessemer, Alabama.