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MARCH 20 Oakland Solidarity With BAmazon Workers
Date Saturday March 20
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorJudy Greenspan
Location Details
Car caravan gathering at Lake Merritt BART Parking Lot, 8th and Oak Streets, Oakland, traveling through past Amazon hubs and ending at Snow Park, 19th and Harrison for a rally.
Join the bike and car caravan to support the Alabama Amazon Workers' union drive. March 20 is the International Day of Solidarity. The caravan will start at 1 p.m at Lake Merritt BART Parking Lot, 8th and Oak, travel to several Oakland Amazon hubs and then end at Snow Park, 19th and Harrison at 2:30 p.m. for a rally.

https://supportamazonworkers.org/march20/

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 every- where 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 its 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.
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Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 14th, 2021 3:57 PM
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