Amazon Workers Vote to Unionize

Amazon Workers Vote to Unionize

April 3, 2022 - Amazon workers at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, voted to unionize on Friday in an inspiring win for a campaign led by former and current Amazon employees. This is the first union at Amazon in the U.S.

“We want to thank Jeff Bezos for going to space because while he was up there we were organizing a union," said Christian Smalls on Friday.

The organizing effort was led by Christian Smalls and Derrick Palmer, both of whom worked at the Staten Island Amazon fulfillment center and a wide array of Amazon workers did their part to help make history. Palmer still works there, but Smalls was fired from the job in March 2020 after he led a protest outside the warehouse, asserting that Amazon was not doing enough to protect workers from COVID. There is nothing more inspiring than watching workers claim their power!

ONE YEAR ON STRIKE: UMWA MineWorkers at WarriorMet in Alabama have been on strike for a year in their fight for a fair contract from a Wall Street-backed coal company.This is about Wall Street greed. Flight Attendants are with Mineworkers all the way. We fight the same greed in the airline industry.

These are our fights too. From organizing Amazon workers in New York to striking Mineworkers in Alabama, corporate greed has stretched workers too far. As we fight alongside other workers our power and strength grows too.

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