Seattle DSA is holding another rally to support the Alabama Amazon warehouse workers who are fighting to form the nation’s first union at an Amazon workplace!
Nearly 5,800 workers, 80% of whom are Black, have begun standing up against the second largest company in the country and the second richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. In 2020, Bezos made $35 MILLION PER HOUR, while most Amazon workers made only $15 per hour. The employees work under grueling, unsafe, stressful conditions, and they are risking their lives during the pandemic. If this union election wins, the impact on labor and anti-racist organizing in the south and around the country would be enormous. However, Amazon has spent nearly $10,000 PER DAY on a powerful propaganda campaign to pressure workers to vote against unionizing.
A strong show of solidarity here in Amazon’s hometown will send an inspiring message to the Alabama workers that we’ve got their backs. Let’s strong a message at the international headquarters of this corporate behemoth on this International Day of Action!
RSVP for the rally here and invite friends! (The rally will be socially distanced.)
Hosted by Seattle Democratic Socialists of America
– Labor for Black Lives
– Seattle Education Association
– UNITE HERE Local 8
– International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 52
– Social Equity Educators
-City Councilmember Kshama Sawant
– A. Philip Randolph Institute
– 350.org Seattle Action
– United Auto Workers Local 4121
– National Educators United
– Committee to Stop Police Terror & Systemic Racism
– Socialist Alternative
– Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity
– Freedom Socialist Party
The rally will promote the PRO Act, which would remove legal obstacles to unionization, and we’ll demand that President Biden and the Senate scrap the filibuster and pass this crucial bill.