‘We Need a Union’: An Amazon Worker Speaks Out About the Union Vote This Week
On Monday, workers at LDJ5 facility began voting to unionize their warehouse. It is directly across the street from JFK8, the facility that made history becoming the first unionized Amazon in the United States. Below is a speech by Mark Saber, an Amazon worker involved in unionizing JDJ5.
Mark SaberApril 25, 2022
Round Two for the ALU: the Fight to Organize Amazon Continues
On Monday, 1,600 warehouse workers in Staten Island will vote on whether or not to form the second-ever Amazon union in the United States. In response, the company is using every dirty trick in the book to intimidate workers and undermine the vote.
James Dennis HoffApril 24, 2022
The Amazon Labor Union Is a Problem for Democrats — So They’re Trying to Co-Opt It
The Democrats are fighting hard to co-opt the radically independent Amazon Labor Union. But organizing with Democrats is a dead end; the way forward is through workers organizing across sectors, independent from capitalist parties and politicians.
Jason KoslowskiApril 23, 2022
Poll Shows 75 Percent of Americans Support Unionizing Amazon Workers
A new poll shows that a supermajority of respondents, especially young people and people of color, support the unionization struggles of Amazon workers. This growing enthusiasm comes against the backdrop of the recent victory among Staten Island Amazon workers.
Maryam AlanizApril 20, 2022
‘They’re Playing Really Dirty’: Amazon Lashes Back in Staten Island Warehouses
The unionization of the Staten Island warehouse shook Amazon. Now, the company is lashing back at other warehouses and ramping up its union-busting efforts.
Luis Feliz LeonApril 16, 2022
‘We Can Defeat the Beast’: Amazon Labor Union Holds Press Conference
Over 20 Amazon workers and a crowd of journalists and leftists met on Friday afternoon in Staten Island, New York for a press conference led by the Amazon Labor Union. Workers know that united, they can defeat Amazon.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 12, 2022
Grassroots Unionism: Lessons from the Victory at Amazon
Amazon workers in Staten Island defeated one of the wealthiest and most anti-union corporations in the world. Their victory is a repudiation of the failed strategy of the labor bureaucracy and shows the power of real rank and file organizing.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 10, 2022
Amazon Workers in France Wage Unprecedented Strike For Wage Increases
Fighting for wage increases that at least keep pace with inflation, workers at Amazon in France are expanding their strike across the country.
Gaëtan GraciaApril 7, 2022
In a Historic Victory, Staten Island Workers Form the First U.S. Amazon Union
Today, Amazon workers at the JFK warehouse on Staten Island, New York voted to unionize. In doing so, the warehouse has formed the first U.S. union in the company’s history.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 1, 2022
Staten Island Amazon Workers Pull into the Lead, While Bessemer Re-Vote Is Too Close to Call
New York Amazon warehouse workers are ahead by hundreds of votes in favor of forming a union, while in Alabama the election is too close to call. The efforts reflect the momentum for organizing within Amazon’s vast network of warehouses.
Luis Feliz LeonApril 1, 2022