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…

Back Amazon workers in their fight for union!

Vote ends March 29 in Alabama union battle
Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
March 22 AFL-CIO-sponsored rally in Los Angeles mobilized support in fight for union recognition by Amazon workers at Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse. Victory could expand struggle.

BESSEMER, Ala. — In the final week of the vote over union representation at the giant Amazon fulfillment center here, solidarity with those fighting for a “yes” vote has picked up. The voting, conducted by mail-in ballot by the National…

Italy: Amazon workers strike over conditions

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

Thousands of Amazon workers across Italy struck for 24 hours March 22 after talks over onerous schedules and working conditions for delivery workers broke down. This was the first national strike against Amazon there, involving warehouse workers, drivers and those…

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…

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,…

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…