Polish Amazon Workers Are Organizing

By Alex N. Press, Jacobin. -

Although Amazon is based in the United States, its workforce now extends around the world. This has been used by the company to suppress wages and increase productivity through greater [...]

Animal Extinction Protesters Blockade McDonalds Factory

By Charlene Rodrigues, The Independent. -

Animal Rebellion protesters have barricaded a McDonald's factory in Scunthorpe in a move to get the burger chain to switch to an entirely "plant-based food menu by 2025." The ‘animal and [...]

Chicago Amazon Workers Help Win Megacycle Pay Nationwide

By Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

In January, the company hit workers in Chicago’s DCH1 delivery station with a devastating one-two punch. First, Amazon was shutting down their workplace, so they would have to transfer to other [...]

Hiding The Union Busters

By Julia Rock, The Daily Poster. -

When Amazon busted a union drive at its Bessemer, Ala., warehouse earlier this year, it ran a sophisticated campaign which involved sending text messages and mailers to employees warning them of [...]

Amazon Is Inundating Workers With Anti-Union Messages

By Jordan Chariton, Status Coup. -

New York City - On the heels of Amazon’s scorched earth, and likely illegal, union-busting campaign in Bessemer, Alabama that defeated workers’ attempt to unionize, Status Coup has obtained [...]

Outside Amazon Fulfillment Center, Workers Demand Tax Fairness

By Michael Moore, Workday Minnesota. -

Minnesota workers unfurled a “Tax the Rich” banner outside Amazon’s MSP1 fulfillment center here today. It was a not-so-subtle suggestion to state lawmakers about how they might pay for [...]

Staten Island Amazon Workers Begin Union Drive

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

In some ways, Amazon workers’ more than yearlong struggle for adequate COVID-19 protections and against corporate retaliation at the company’s Staten Island facility in New York City helped pave [...]

Worker Centers: Where Causes Cohere, And Forge Power

By Sarah Jaffe, The American Prospect. -

In October 2020, on what Amazon calls “Prime Day,” Fadumo Mohamed and her co-workers at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Minneapolis stood in the whipping wind alongside a handmade banner [...]

There Is No Substitute For The Rank And File

By Tatiana Cozzarelli, Left Voice. -

The Bessemer Amazon unionization effort was full of potential. It held the promise of a union bringing together the Black Lives Matter movement and a struggle for labor rights in order to take on [...]

A Worldwide Workers’ Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun

By Luis Feliz Leon, In These Times. -

The union drive at Amazon’s 885,000-square-foot warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, failed. But the historic campaign nabbed global headlines and added fuel to ongoing workers’ revolts across [...]

Organizing In The South

By Joseph B. Atkins, Portside. -

Oxford, MI - The woman’s face still haunts me. Lined from many years of work on the farm and then in the cotton mills, she is nameless in my memory, just another “linthead” in the eyes of the [...]

Message From The Amazon Union Defeat In Alabama Is Clear

By Rand Wilson and Peter Olney, In These Times. -

On April 9, the National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a mail ballot certification election that concluded on March 29 for workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, [...]

The BAmazon Loss And The Road Ahead

By Joe DeManuelle-Clark, Labor Notes. -

Hopes were high. The drive had garnered enormous favorable press coverage and even support from the White House. Nevertheless, the loss was no surprise to many in labor. Amazon is one of the [...]

Bessemer – A Big Step Forward

By Frank Emspak, Portside. -

Workers at the Amazon fulfillment center have voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to ascertain if a majority of those voting wish to be represented by a union. Votes are being [...]

Amazon Employees Stage Walkout At Distribution Center

By Nick Blumberg, WTTW. -

Chicago - A group of Amazon employees walked out of the mega-retailer’s Gage Park distribution center Wednesday morning, calling on the company to stop understaffing the facility and to provide [...]