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Protest at Amazon's New SF Warehouse Site
by Leon Kunstenaar
Saturday Mar 20th, 2021 10:19 PM
International Day of Protests in Support of Alabama Amazon Workers' Union Drive
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Photos: Leon Kunstenaar / Pro Bono Photo

Union activists gathered at the South San Francisco site of Amazon's purchase of an entire block intended for a new warehouse.

They protested Amazon's treatment of its workers, demanded that the space be used instead for affordable housing, and above all, they were there in support of the Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama who are struggling to become Amazon's first unionized U,S, workers.

Speakers noted that the site's current occupant, Recology, is itself suspected of corrupt dealings with City officials.

Several asked if Jeff Bezos really needed a massive new warehouse in view of his current amazing income of $35 million per hour.

After the 10 am rally, many protesters went on to Oakland for the 1 PM car caravan to continue the Day of Action in support of Bessemer, Alabama's Amazon workers in their union drive.

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by Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing Branch
Monday Mar 22nd, 2021 11:27 AM
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Solidarity Statement with Bessemer Alabama Amazon Workers From Namibia Mineworkers Union Rossing Branch

3/18/21

We send you heartfelt greeting of solidarity from Namibia beyond the ocean to your robust struggle and express our fierce condemnation of what is happening in Alabama to the Amazon workers as they fight for the Union rights and against systemic racism.

As the nine unlawfully and illegally dismissed Branch Executive Committee of China National Nuclear Rossing Uranium Ltd, we stand in complete solidarity with all the workers fighting to defend and expand their rights and the discrimination you’re fighting back is just one of many

injustices. It’s a blatant example persecution.

The management had no right to dismiss us, they claim we acted as Union Executives yet they dismissed us in our individual capacities and they plotted and formed special relationships with our Regional Leaders of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia and the General Secretary of Mineworkers Union of Namibia.

We were dismissed on the 29th September 2020 and up to date the Mine Workers Union of Namibia’ National Executive Committee and Regional Committees did not to challenge or condemn the company’s actions and neither did they express any solidarity towards us.

We firmly believe that the only way to achieve unity as working class and be liberated once and for all, is by strengthening the power of workers movements and unity across the world, a task that we are apportioned to fight.

We call on all the workers and comrades to stand with our comrades of Bessemer Alabama Amazon Workers in solidarity and condemn any employer or individuals that violates workers’ rights globally.

The challenges faced by the Amazon workers are of grave concern, hence we call on all the Amazon workers to vote for a Union to address their plight and free them from the modern imperialist enslavement. A people united shall never be defeated.

Our Branch Executive Committee stand in solidarity with the Namibian fishermen who after a 5-year struggle have emerged victorious and retained their employment, solidarity with dockworkers at Walvisbay Harbour who have been illegally dismissed and the striking Shoprite workers that won their demands and returned to work.

The Union will always advocate for fairness, equal treatment and justice for all and remember that victory is certain if we all unite and stop this vicious capitalist masters.

In Solidarity,

The 9 Unlawfully Dismissed Branch Executive Committee of China National Nuclear Corporation Rossing Branch Limited.

Namibia Mineworkers Union Rossing Branch Secretary George Martin
International Labor Solidarity Committee for Namibian Miners
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Petition For The Reinstatement of the Nine Unlawfully and Illegally Dismissed Branch Executive Committee of Mine Workers Union of Namibia Rossing Uranium Limited
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