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Seattle DSA, particularly our District 3 group, is hosting another rally this Saturday in solidarity with the Alabama Amazon workers union drive!
Endorsers so far: Asian American Pacific Labor Alliance, Labor for Black Lives, Seattle Education Association, UNITE HERE Local 8, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 52, Social Equity Educators, 350.org Seattle, City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, United Auto Workers Local 4121, Seattle Transit Riders Union, National Educators United, Committee to Stop Police Terror & Systemic Racism, Socialist Alternative, Freedom Socialist Party, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Radical Women. If anyone can get additional organizations to endorse and invite people, please email [email protected]
80% of the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon warehouse workers are Black, and many are women. They are fighting the second largest company in the country and the second richest man in the world to set up the first union at an Amazon workplace in the country! Even if they do not win the union election, which is quite possible given that Amazon is spending millions to intimidate its workforce, it’s impressive how much the workers have achieved already.
A strong show of solidarity at the iconic Amazon spheres here in Amazon’s hometown will send an inspiring message to the Alabama workers that we’ve got their backs. Please join us this Friday at 5 pm, please RSVP on Facebook, and invite friends!!
The rally will educate folks about the PRO Act, which would remove legal obstacles to unionization, and call on Biden and the Senate to scrap the filibuster and pass this crucial bill.
This rally had originally been scheduled for March 20 but was rescheduled to this Friday, March 26 at 5 pm. We found out from the mayor’s office on the night before the rally that there is a vaccination clinic one block from our rally location. The coalition of organizations co-hosting the rally held an emergency meeting and democratically voted to reschedule the rally to avoid potential criticisms from the mayor and capitalist media that we were impeding vaccinations. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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