Amazon workers fighting for union in Alabama need solidarity!

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Workers who recently won a union at the Philadelphia Museum of Art joined Feb. 20 Philadelphia action in solidarity with Amazon workers fighting for union representation in Alabama.

Some 80 unionists and others turned out in Philadelphia Feb. 20 for a solidarity action with workers fighting for a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Almost 6,000 workers there began voting Feb. 8 on whether the Retail,…


DHL Liverpool workers use union power to win raise

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LIVERPOOL, England — After 10 days of strikes since mid-December, 120 drivers and warehouse workers at DHL’s Croxteth depot here ended their current round of action Feb. 8, winning a pay raise. The striking workers, members of the Unite union,…


Visually impaired workers fight boss attack in Ohio

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Not just those of us who are visually impaired, but all workers, have to fight for everything we get,” Dave Perry, a member of Teamsters Local 100 in Cincinnati, told participants at the Feb. 5 Militant Labor…


Coles warehouse workers in Australia fight 3-month lockout

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Rally in Sydney Dec. 12 protests lockout by Coles warehouse bosses of 350 members of United Workers Union. They’re fighting for better severance pay and end to bosses’ threats.

SYDNEY — Some 350 warehouse workers at Coles distribution center in Smeaton Grange in southwest Sydney have been picketing since the bosses locked them out Nov. 19. Coles announced they decided to extend the three-month lockout indefinitely Feb. 9 after…


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…



Minn. Marathon oil workers fight for safety, no subcontracting

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn.— Over 200 workers and supporters attended a rally Feb. 4 in solidarity with members of Teamsters Local 120 on strike at the Marathon refinery here. They are fighting for safe working conditions and an end to…



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.…


Gas workers in UK strike against boss moves to cut pay

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

STOCKPORT, England — Striking gas workers in the U.K. have held 11 strike days beginning Jan. 7 through Feb. 1, standing up to bullying tactics by Centrica bosses seeking to impose pay cuts. The 7,500 workers, members of the GMB…