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National Day of Solidarity With Alabama Amazon Workers

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021
12:30 PM – 3 PM

Amazon Fulfillment Center EWR9
8003 Industrial Hwy
Carteret, NJ 07008

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Hello Fellow New Jersey Movement for a People’s Party Volunteers,
Our state hub has organized an Action in Solidarity with Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon workers on their National Day of Action!

Information from SupportAmazonWorkers.com:

Between Feb 8, and March 29, approximately 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama will begin voting by mail on whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU). The harsh working conditions at Amazon warehouses, along with Amazon’s refusal to adopt measures that protect workers from COVID 19, have pushed Amazon and Whole Foods workers everywhere to step up organizing and fighting back.

These predominantly Black workers who have in recent months formed the BAmazon Workers Union, are on the cusp of launching a history-changing workers organization against one of the biggest and most powerful transnational corporations in the world, and its super rich union busting owner, Jeff Bezos. In addition, these workers are standing up to the racist, anti-union laws that suppress labor across the South.

Solidarity from every corner of the labor and progressive movements is needed now to show the workers in Bessemer that they are not alone, that all eyes are on the historic struggle that they are leading. This is especially needed as Amazon ramps up their union-busting tactics.

The Southern Workers Assembly has issued a call for a National Day of Solidarity with Alabama Amazon Workers on Saturday, February 20. Actions are being planned across the South and the U.S. on that day at Amazon facilities (warehouses, distribution centers, Whole Foods, etc.).

Our Action / Event:

We plan to have a short rally and then car caravan around 4 Amazon facilities in Carteret, NJ.

We will meet across the street from the Amazon warehouse located at 8003 Industrial Hwy, Carteret, NJ to poster up our vehicles with support signs. Look for my Red Jeep Cherokee.

If we have speakers, at 1pm we will start with a short rally (please remember face masks), then we will get in our vehicles and drive slowly through the amazon parking lot, showing support for workers right. According to Google street maps there does not appear to be any fences or security guard booths. If we are stopped from entering their parking lots, we will drive back and forth in front of the parking lot and make a lot of noise.

We will circle the lot several times and then around 1:20/1:30pm we will head to the next amazon warehouse located at 380 Middlesex Ave, Carteret, a short 2.6 miles away (10-minute drive) and circle their parking lot a few times. From there at around 2/2:15pm we will proceed to another amazon facility located at 275 Omar Ave, Avenel, just 4.6 miles away (15-minute drive) and circle their Warehouse and Fulfillment center lots.

We are looking for Speakers. If you know of a possible speaker from a Union or someone familiar with organizing a union, and the benefits of having a Union please email PeoplesPartyNewJersey@gmail.com or Cate Manochio at Jersey_Cate@hotmail.com.

Make multiple bright signs, if you need sign ideas or want to print a sign from the resource page click here: https://supportamazonworkers.org/resources/

I will have bring a few extra signs and several rolls of painter's tape - not too sticky, peels right off without leaving goo.

If anyone can loan a bullhorn for the day, that would be appreciated.

Hope to see you Saturday!

In Solidarity,
Andrea and Cate

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