Solidarity with miners, steelworkers on strike!

Striking Alabama miners vote down ‘insulting’ offer
Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Picket line in Brookwood, Alabama, of miners on strike against Warrior Met Coal. Miner Mike Wright told WVUA TV, “We basically want to let the company know: No contract, no coal.”

ATLANTA — Some 1,100 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly April 9 to reject a tentative contract proposal and continue their strike. The United Mine Workers of America members struck Warrior Met Coal April…


Coal miners in Alabama stand up to Warrior Met

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
United Mine Workers of America Local 2397 members on picket line at Warrior Met mine No. 7, April 2. At left is Tyler Bittle; right, Antwon McGee. Over 1,100 went on strike day before.

Members of the United Mine Workers voted April 9 to reject the tentative agreement reached with the owners of Warrior Met Coal April 5. The strike continues. BROOKWOOD, Ala. – More than 1,100 United Mine Workers of America members struck…


Count begins in vote for a union at Amazon in Alabama

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

ATLANTA — “I feel like everybody is watching us and we’re really making a difference and making a change when it comes to everybody sticking together and standing together,” Darryl Richardson, an outspoken supporter of the fight to win union…


Support Amazon workers fight for union in Alabama!

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

ATLANTA — “I have two grandsons who work at Amazon in Bessemer,” retired coal miner and United Mine Workers union member Maxwell Wilson told the Militant March 14, from his home in Midfield, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. “This is…


Support fight to win a union at Amazon in Alabama!

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021

BESSEMER, Ala. — The drive by hundreds of workers at the large Amazon warehouse and distribution center here to bring in the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union to represent them is going strong. They face a concerted effort by…


Amazon workers organize in fight to win a union

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

ATLANTA — In the midst of their seven-week-long mail-in vote on whether or not Amazon bosses have to allow workers to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, workers at the company’s Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment center are…


Union vote underway at Amazon warehouse in Alabama

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

ATLANTA — Nearly 6,000 workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, began voting Feb. 8 on whether the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union should represent them in their efforts to improve wages and working conditions and defend…


Workers need to organize to defend wages, conditions

Amazon workers start union recognition vote in Alabama
Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
Over 100 Amazon workers, unionists and supporters rallied Feb. 6 to back their fight for a union at the company’s huge fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama. “It’s our time” for a union, Amazon worker Jennifer Bates told crowd, “not just here, but in all the United States.”

BESSEMER, Ala. — Despite a cold, steady rain, more than 100 unionists and community supporters held a spirited solidarity rally here Feb. 6 not far from the huge Amazon fulfillment center where workers are fighting to win union recognition. The…


Amazon workers’ union drive in Alabama gains support

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

ATLANTA — “The main thing is for people to vote for the union, whether it’s held in person or by mail,” Sharon Franklin, a worker at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, told the Militant in a phone interview Jan.…


Vote for union set at Amazon warehouse center in Alabama

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

BESSEMER, Ala. — “The company has been calling workers in for meetings, 20 at a time, all day, every day, to talk against the union,” Jerry Burns, who works at the Amazon fulfillment center here, often unloading trucks on the…