NCGP: ALL OUT ON MARCH 20 for #BAMAZON UNION VOTE SOLIDARITY!

THIS IS A SAMPLING OF THE EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE NCGP. THIS EVENT HAS PASSED, BUT PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS TO COME.


JOIN US for #BAmazon union vote solidarity events in NC and elsewhere on March 20!



Over the past several weeks, North Carolina Green Party and many other Green locals and states have been active in supporting the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon warehouse worker vote to organize under the representation of the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU). This potentially historic campaign, nicknamed “Organize #BAmazon”, began as a bold effort by predominantly black workers who first formed the “Bamazon Workers Union”; it is the first Amazon unionization vote in over six years and could become Amazon’s first organized facility in the United States. A “YES” vote victory would have a tremendous symbolic impact and could change momentum in the largely unorganized US South by showing everyday people, nationally and internationally, what truly is possible when workers unite.

On Sat., Feb 20, several NCGP members participated in #BAmazon Solidarity actions coordinated by the Southern Workers Assembly outside of Amazon warehouses in Charlotte, Kernersville (Triad), Raleigh, Durham and elsewhere. We held signs and participated in distributing flyers to Amazon workers about the Bessemer warehouse vote during their shift change. In general, the Amazon employees who stopped to take flyers were extremely receptive, and many were unaware of such unionization efforts, particularly in the South. Weather willing, we will be out at these facilities again on Saturday Mach 20.

During the height of the pandemic, while millions of frontline employees were working in extremely dangerous conditions, many becoming infected with Covid-19,  top-paid white collar employees were overwhelmingly allowed to work from home and Jeff Bezos was making an average 13 million dollars an hour. In fact, on more than one occasion, Bezos raked in 13 billion dollars in one day. While the vast majority of the world has been dealing with the fallout from the pandemic and the greatest global recession since the Great Depression, the 660 richest billionaires have added over a trillion dollars to their wealth.

Realizing the threat of employee revolt in the face of these gross injustices, Amazon has moved to hire spy firms such the onerous Pinkerton security corporation as well as the most sought after union busting firms. They even convinced local government to change stoplight timing near the warehouse to discourage pro-union activity.

The NC Green Party abhors this unsustainable inequity driven by a profit system that is holding back the further advancement of humanity and threatening the very future of our planet and its inhabitants. NCGP stands with and officially endorses the #BAmazon Workers unionization movement and we urge Greens and people everywhere to do the same and to proudly JOIN THESE NATIONWIDE EVENTS as greens and fellow workers (or organize your own!) #OrganizeTheSouth

NATIONWIDE AMAZON UNION SOLIDARITY EVENTS ON MARCH 20:



Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

1:30pm Rally

Whole Foods, 3425 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact NWA Socialist Alternative at [email protected]

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Arizona

TUCSON, AZ

10am Picket

Whole Foods, 3360 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

Contact Pima Area Labor Federation at [email protected] or 520-548-9510

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California

BRISBANE, CA

9:30am Picket

Amazon Fresh, 455 Valley Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Contact Western Movement Assembly at [email protected] or 707-857-6455

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MONTEREY, CA

10am – 12pm Picket

Window on the Bay Free Speech Area, Del Monte Blvd across from Lake El Estero

Contact Progressive Democrats Chapter – Monterey Area at [email protected] or 831-402-9106

OAKLAND, CA

1pm Car Caravan & Rally

Gather at Lake Merritt BART Parking Lot, 8th & Oak Street, Oakland, CA

Caravan to several Oakland Amazon Hubs for 2:30pm ending rally at Snow Park (19th and Harrison)

Contact Support Amazon Workers – Bay Area at [email protected] or 510-813-4687

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SAN DIEGO, CA

2pm Picket & Rally

Whole Foods, 711 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Socialist Alternative San Diego at [email protected] or 619-346-2156

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

10am Picket & Speak-Out

7th & Berry Street, San Francisco, CA

Contact United Front Committee for a Labor Party at [email protected] or 415-533-5642

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Canada

TORONTO

11am – 3pm Informational Picket, Speakers at 2pm

Whole Foods, 81 Avenue Rd, Toronto

Contact Toronto – Democratic Socialists of Canada at [email protected]

 

Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

12pm Picket

Whole Foods, 7635 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Contact Colorado Springs Local Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America at [email protected]

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District of Columbia

WASHINGTON, DC

3pm Rally

Whole Foods, 1440 P St NW, Washington, DC

Contact Progressive Labor Party at [email protected] or 202-253-4880

 

Georgia

ATLANTA, GA

12pm Rally

Gather at the intersection of N. Commerce and Camp Creek Parkway (across from Camp Creek Mall), East Point, GA

Initiated by ATL Amazon Workers Solidarity Network, Atlanta-N. Georgia Labor Council, Atlanta Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Contact ATL Amazon Workers Solidarity Network at [email protected]

 

Idaho

NAMPA, ID

10am Car Caravan

BOI2 Amazon Fulfillment Center, 5319 E Franklin Rd, Nampa, ID 83687

Contact Nampa Education Association at [email protected] or 208-559-3883

 

Illinois

CHICAGO, IL

1pm Rally & March

Federal Plaza, S. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

Contact Chicago Labor Solidarity at [email protected]

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Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD

2pm Rally at City Hall & March to Whole Foods

Gather at City Hall, 100 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Contact Baltimore Maryland Amazon Workers for Justice & People’s Power Assembly – Baltimore at [email protected] or 410-218-4835

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Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA

12pm Rally

Whole Foods, 348 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Boston Socialist Alternative at [email protected] or 781-708-3858

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GREENFIELD, MA

10am Gathering

Greenfield Common

Contact Patrick Falvey at [email protected] or 413-824-0401

HADLEY, MA

11am Standout

Whole Foods, 327 Russel St, Hadley, MA 01035

Co-sponsors: Latin America Solidarity Coalition WMASS, CODEPINK WMASS, Mass Jobs with Justice, Western Mass Area Labor Federation

Contact Latin America Solidarity Coalition WMASS at [email protected]

Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MI

1pm Picket

Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Contact Coalition for Workers Rights at [email protected] or 734-662-6036

LANSING, MI

*March 17* 11am Rally for unemployment extension and solidarity with Amazon workers

State Capitol Building, 100 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Contact IATSE Local 26 at [email protected]

 

New Jersey

EDISON, NJ

4pm Rally

Amazon Fulfillment Center (LGA9), 2170 NJ-27, Edison, NJ 08817

Contact Central Jersey Socialists at [email protected] or 908-938-8756

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NEWARK, NJ

2pm Rally

Whole Foods, 633 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Contact Peoples Party New Jersey at [email protected] or 973-487-8218

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TEANECK, NJ

*March 17* 4pm Vigil

Teaneck National Guard Armory, 1799 Teaneck Rd. (Gather at SE corner of Teaneck Rd & Liberty Rd), Teaneck, NJ 07666

Contact Teaneck Peace Vigil and Veterans for Peace Chapter 021 (Northern New Jersey) at [email protected] or 201-388-1684

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New York

HARLEM, NY

2pm Demonstration

Whole Foods, 125th St & Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem, NY

Contact December 12th Movement (718-398-1766), NY Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (646-523-8484), or Workers Assembly Against Racism ([email protected] or 646-470-4667/917-825-2302)

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BROOKLYN, NY

12pm Rally

Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Contact Socialist Alternative at [email protected] or 347-457-6069

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North Carolina

DURHAM, NC

1pm Rally

Meet at 1pm and Park at 2945 S. Miami Blvd Shopping Center, Durham, NC

1:30pm – Rally at 1805 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC

Contact Dante Strobino at [email protected] or 919-539-1051

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KERNERSVILLE, NC

5:30pm Rally

Amazon Warehouse, 1656 Old Greensboro Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284

Contact Winston-Salem DSA at [email protected] or 734-709-3411

Ohio

CINCINNATI, OH

3pm Picket

241 Calhoun St, Clifton, OH

Contact Cincinnati Socialist Alternative at [email protected]

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CLEVELAND, OH

12pm Picket

Across from Amazon Facility, Gather at Euclid Transit Center, 23900 St. Clair Ave, Euclid, OH 44132

Contact Support Alabama Amazon Workers – Cleveland at [email protected] or 216-534-6435

COLUMBUS, OH

1pm Rally

Amazon Locker, 2114 N High St, Columbus, OH

Contact Columbus Socialist Alternative at [email protected]

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Oregon

PORTLAND, OR

1pm Picket & Rally

Whole Foods

Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA

2pm Rally & March

Morgan Lewis, 1701 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

Contact Scott Williams at [email protected] or 919-794-1429

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PITTSBURGH, PA

12pm Picket

Whole Foods, 5880 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Contact New Afrikan Workers Union at [email protected] or 412-606-0059

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South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC

1pm – 2pm Rally

Whole Foods, 1125 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Contact Charleston Alliance for Fair Employment at 843-830-4471 or [email protected]

 COLUMBIA, SC

4pm Rally

Whole Foods, 702 Cross Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29205

Contact Lawrence Moore at 803-238-0331 or [email protected]

Texas

DALLAS, TX

1pm Rally

1301 Chalk Hill Road, Dallas, TX

Contact North Texas Socialist Alternative at [email protected] or 774-264-1364

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HOUSTON, TX

1pm Rally & Picket

Amazon Delivery Station, S Lockwood and Munger St, Houston, Texas 77019

Contact Socialist Alternative Houston at [email protected] or 281-635-5286

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HOUSTON, TX

*Sun, March 21* 12pm Picket

Whole Foods, 701 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77019

Contact Workers World Party – Houston at [email protected] or 713-503-2633

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SAN ANTONIO, TX

12pm Picket

Whole Foods @ the Quarry, 255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, Texas

Contact Teresa Gutierrez at [email protected]

 

Washington

SEATTLE, WA

2pm Rally & March

Amazon Spheres (Amazon’s Headquarters), 211 7th Ave, Seattle, WA

Contact Socialist Democratic Socialists of America at [email protected]

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More pictures from #BAmazon solidarity actions across the country here: https://southernworker.org/amazon/

Reference Articles:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-20/jeff-bezos-adds-record-13-billion-in-single-day-to-his-fortune 

https://www.archyde.com/how-much-money-jeff-bezos-makes-per-minute-hour-and-day/ 

https://americansfortaxfairness.org/issue/10-months-crisis-u-s-billionaires-wealth-continues-climb-1-1-trillion-nearly-40/ 

 

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