The New Orleans chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) stands in solidarity with Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, as they fight for their union. When workers have unions, workers have power.
Amazon workers are some of the most essential workers in our society. Like all workers, they deserve security and respect on the job. They deserve fair pay and benefits. They deserve safety in the workplace, with strong COVID protocols that put their health first. They deserve routine breaks during their shifts, comprehensive job training, grievance procedures to hold management accountable, and an end to at-will employment. To win these conditions, Amazon workers need a seat at the table — and unions get the goods!
BAmazon Union’s fight is a fight for Amazon workers far beyond Bessemer and for working-class people across the country. During the pandemic and long before, bosses have relied on workers to make their profits and expand their power. Yet, they rarely let workers have any say over our pay and working conditions, and they rely on racist Jim Crow labor laws like “Right-to-Work” to gain an upper hand over our right to unionize. Collective bargaining is the strongest way for workers to negotiate with bosses for fair and safe conditions. They are key to building working-class power today and into the future.
New Orleans DSA sends solidarity to the Bessemer Amazon warehouse workers. You are leading the way for all of us! UNION YES!
If you would like to show solidarity with Bessemer Amazon Workers, join us in a car caravan showing support for the workers starting at the Whole Foods on Broad Street @ 4 PM on Saturday, 2/20/21! We will have materials to make signs as well as car markers. Be sure to mask up and care for the safety of those around you!