Flawed Approach Sunk Amazon Union Drive, But Birthed National Movement

By Mike Elk, published by Labor Today, April 9, 2021 Today, the union drive at Amazon in Alabama, which drew unprecedented political and media attention, was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin. Last month, as we stood in the parking lot of Amazon’s warehouse and spoke with 32-year-old Ashley Beringer about her take on the Amazon union vote, it became apparent[…]

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In the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Bessemer Workers Fight for Justice

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, March 30, 2021 A historic union election concluded March 29 after 5,800 Amazon warehouse workers, over 80% of them African American, voted on whether to be represented by the Retail, Warehouse and Department Store Union in Bessemer, Ala., near Birmingham. It could take weeks or even months before the outcome of the vote[…]

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On Feb. 20: U.S. cities in solidarity with #BAmazon workers

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, February 24, 2021 As Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., vote to unionize, they are gaining support.  On Feb. 20, demonstrations took place in solidarity with BAmazon workers in 50+ U.S. cities in 30 states, including several in the South. The National Day of Solidarity with BAmazon was called by the Southern Workers Assembly,[…]

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