Car Caravan: National Day of Solidarity With Alabama Amazon Workers
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Car Caravan - Walmart Hilltop Mall Parking lot by 3:45 pm | 1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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 everywhere 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 it’s 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.
The Southern Workers Assembly has issued a call for a National Day of Solidarity with Alabama Amazon Workers on Saturday, February 20. Actions are being planned across the South and the U.S. on that day at Amazon facilities (warehouses, distribution centers, Whole Foods, etc.).
Assemble at the Walmart Hilltop Mall Parking lot by 3:45 pm (1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806)
(Please decorate your cars with posters and signage that state any combination of words:
Bessemer * Amazon * Solidarity * Unions * #CAstandswithBamazon *
We will then drive at 4:00 pm together around to the other side of the Mall which Amazon now occupies. We will circle the mall in solidarity with Bessemer Amazon Union!
Support Alabama Amazon Workers – Richmond stands in solidarity with the Amazon workers in Alabama!
This Black History Month, join the national day of solidarity with Alabama Amazon workers on Saturday, February 20. We are supporting the efforts of Black workers in the anti-union south to organize what may become the first U.S. union of Amazon workers. Amazon is doing everything it can to sabotage the efforts of the BAmazon Union ; we must show our solidarity and support the Alabama Amazon worker’s demand for change with RWDSU!
Jeff Bezos who also owns Whole Foods has more than profited off the lives and deaths of Amazon workers across the country, while those workers struggle to survive and work with dignity in the face of a global pandemic. We believe an injury to one is an injury to all.
Come out Richmond and show Amazon/Whole Foods that we will always put workers’ rights and people before capitalism’s culture of convenience and corporate profits! A successful union drive in Alabama will light a fire under other organizing efforts in the US and around the world.
Check out the national website for the Support Alabama Amazon Workers! https://supportamazonworkers.org/feb20/
Local Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/486143169216131
Please wear a mask and observe social distancing during this event.
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