February 17, 2021
From Popular Resistance
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From Mississippi to Connecticut, North Carolina to California, workers, labor and community activists have resoundingly responded to the call for a National Day of Solidarity with Alabama Amazon Workers issued by the Southern Workers Assembly.

More than 40 actions (and counting!) are now planned to mobilize solidarity with the workers in Bessemer and to tell Amazon:  Victory to the workers! Union-busting has got to go! The full list of actions can be found below.

Amazon is spending tens of thousands of dollars each day on the most vile union busters around – Morgan Lewis – because they know this historic struggle being waged by the workers in Bessemer is inspiring Amazon and other workers to organize on their jobs, and they know that when workers build power, that means less profit for them. What makes this struggle even more significant is that it is taking place in the right-to-work South, and of the nearly 6,000 workers at the Bessemer warehouse, more than 70% are Black.

That’s why the solidarity actions on February 20 are so critical to the outcome of this struggle!

No matter their size, every action on Saturday will bolster the workers in Bessemer and help open up a broader campaign to organize Amazon and other workers. If you need help planning an action, feel free to contact us at info@supportamazonworkers.org.

We encourage you to visit the Support Alabama Amazon Workers website to find materials that may be of use to actions you’re planning this weekend, including:

  • Placards and signs
  • Banner designs
  • Leaflets
  • Social media graphics
  • and more!

If you have a resource to contribute, please send it to info@supportamazonworkers.org so it can be added to the site and made available to others.

Current listing of actions planned for February 20 below. Don’t see an action you’re planning listed? Send in your info using this form.

And be sure to check the website for the most up to date information on planned demonstrations: https://supportamazonworkers.org/feb20

Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, AL1pm PicketWhole Foods, 2501 S Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35801Contact Tennessee Valley Progressive Alliance at tvprogressives@gmail.comFB event

MONTGOMERY, AL12pmWhole Foods at 1450 Taylor Road, Montgomery, AL 36117Contact Stef at stefbernalmartinez@gmail.com

California

LOS ANGELES, CA*Friday, Feb 19* 12:30pm RallyMorgan, Lewis & Bockius office, 300 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071Contact Los Angeles Workers Assembly at 323-306-6240FB event

LOS ANGELES, CA12:15pm RallyAmazon Warehouse, El Segundo, CAContact Mark Friedman at mark.friedman@randomlengthsnews.com or 310-350-7515

MONTEREY, CA10am – 12pm PicketWhole Foods, Gather in front of Del Monte Shopping Center on MunrasContact Monterey County Supporters of Bessemer Alabama at vpvhprince@gmail.com

OAKLAND, CA12pm Speak-out and rallyWhole Foods Market, 230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA 94612Contact Judy Greenspan at 510-813-4687 or judygreenspan1952@gmail.com

RICHMOND, CA4pm Car caravan and rallyGather at Walmart at Richmond Hilltop Mall Parking Lot, 1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806Contact Aleta Toure at aleta@alum.mit.edu

SAN DIEGO, CA12pm Rally & LeaflettingWhole Foods, 711 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103Contact Left Flank Veterans at leftflankvets@gmail.com or 619-346-2156FB event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA12pm Rally & SpeakoutWhole Foods, 3950 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114Contact United Front Committee For Labor Party at committeeforlaborparty@gmail.comFB event

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA12pm RallyWhole Foods, 1531 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CAContact Loni Kirk at loni.kirk@gmail.com or 805-441-3823

Connecticut

NORTH HAVEN, CT3pm RallyAmazon Facility, 409 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473Contact Hutch 860-967-9836 or cwcr.ct@gmail.comFB event

Florida

ORLANDO, FL12pm RallyWhole Foods in Winter Park, 1030 N Orlando Ave, Orlando, FL 32789Contact The Seeds at cammyorlando@aol.com or 407-883-9058FB event

PENSACOLA, FL3pm RallyFlorida Square, 602 N Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501Contact Devin Cole at not.devin.cole@gmail.com

Georgia

ATLANTA, GA12 – 1:30pm RallyWhole Foods, 650 Ponce de Leon NE, Suite 400 (across from Ponce City Market), Atlanta, GA 30308Contact AmazonWorkersSolidarityNetwork@gmail.com

Louisiana

ELMWOOD, LA5:30 – 7pm Rally5733 Citrus Blvd, Elmwood, LAContact Meg Maloney at 504-444-9096 or margaretskyethomasmaloney@gmail.com

NEW ORLEANS, LA12pm RallyWhole Foods, 300 N Broad St, New Orleans, LAContact New Orleans Peoples Assembly at peoplesassemblynola@gmail.comFB event

Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD3pm Car caravan & Socially-distanced march to Amazon, Gather at 20th & N. CharlesContact People’s Power Assembly at 410-218-4835MARCH/CARAVAN TO:4:15pm – 5:30pm  Rally and march to nearby overpassDCA6 Amazon Fulfillment Center, 6001 Bethlehem Blvd, Baltimore, MDContact Remi Debs-Bruno at 410-501-7608 or remi.bruno@protonmail.com

Massachusetts

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA1pm  RallyWhole Foods Market, 413 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130Contact Team Solidarity / Boston School Bus Drivers Union USW Local 8751 at info@usw8751.org

Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MI1:30pm  LeaflettingWhole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave (close to intersection with Hurm Prkwy), Ann Arbor, MIContact Washtenaw Reds at washtenawreds@gmail.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI*Friday, Feb 19* – 5pm VigilAmazon Fullfillment Center, 4500 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MIContact Communities and Postal Workers United at davestaiger@gmail.com or 269-548-8919FB event

Mississippi

JACKSON, MS12pm RallyWhole Foods Market, 4500 I-55N, Jackson, MSContact Mississippi Rising Coalition at contactmsrising@gmail.com or 228-219-1548

New York

BROOKLYN, NY1:00pm rallyAmazon Facility, 2300 Linden Blvd (corner of Linden Blvd and Essex)Contact December 12 Movement at d12m@aol.com or 718-398-1766

NEW YORK CITY, NY1:00pm rallyAcross from Bezo-owned Whole Foods, Union SquareInitiated by Workers Assembly Against Racism – http://shutdownracism.orgContact workersassemblyagainstracismnyc@solidaritymail.org or via Instagram at @waar.nyc

North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC5:30pm – 6:30pm Rally and LeaflettingDRT4 Amazon Delivery Station, 394 Fanning Fields Rd, Mills River, NC 28759Contact Emma Hutchens at emma@justeconomicswnc.orgLink

DURHAM4:30pm – 5:30pm Rally and LeaflettingRDU5 Amazon Fulfillment Center at 1805 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27703Contact Dante Strobino at 919-539-2051 or dante.strobino@ueunion.org

RALEIGH/GARNER, NC5:15pm-6:30pm Rally and LeaflettingAmazon Distribution Center, 4851 Jones Sausage Road, Garner, NC 27529 (Meet near the North entrance at Calder St.)Contact Lorri Nandrea at 715-303-8119 or raleighlaborwatch@gmail.com

CHARLOTTE, NC4:00pm gather, 4:30pm rally, 5:00pm-6:00pm leaflettingAmazon Distribution Center, 10800 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NCContact Ashley Hawkins at 704-773-9558 or aeh100clt@gmail.com

KERNERSVILLE, NC4:30pm – 5:30pm rallyGSO1 Amazon Fulfillment Center at 1656 Old Greensboro Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284Contact Tara Rose at 734-709-3411 or taramccomb@gmail.com

Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH12:00pm rallySite of future Amazon Hub, 10801 Madison, Cleveland OH 44102Contact Martha Grevatt at 216-534-6435 or grevatt.m@gmail.comFB event

Oregon

TROUTDALE, OR1:00pm rallyAmazon PDX9 Fulfillment Center, 1250 NW Swigert Way, Troutdale, OR 97060Contact amazonsolidarity@protonmail.com

Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PARally at 2pmAmazon Union Busting Law Firm, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius at 1701 Market StreetContact Scott Williams at 919-794-1429 or thescott0730@gmail.comFB event

South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC1pm – 2pm RallyWhole Foods, 1125 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407Contact Leonard Riley at 843-830-4471 or lrileyjr@comcast.net

COLUMBIA, SC4:30pm RallyAmazon Fulfillment Center – CAE1 near the airport, 4400 12 St. Ext. West, Columbia, SC 29172Contact Lawrence Moore at 803-238-0331 or lawmoore74@gmail.com

Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN12pm RallyWhole Foods on Broadway, 1202 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203Contact Nashville Nonprofit Workers United at nwunashville@gmail.comFB event

Texas

HOUSTON, TX10:00am Rally and leafletingWhole Foods, off Kirby DriveContact Mirinda Crissman at mirinda.crissman@gmail.com

Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT2pm PicketWhole Foods Market – Sugar House, 1131 Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106Contact Utah IWW at hello@utahiww.org

Virginia

CLEAR BROOK, VA4:30pm – 6:00pm Rally and LeaflettingAmazon Fulfillment Center at 165 Business Blvd, Clear Brook, VA 22624Contact Logan Davis (434) 964-7548 or lpdavis0529@gmail.com

CHESAPEAKE, VA1PM rallyDOR1 Amazon FLEX Warehouse, 1920 Campostella Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23324Contact Allie at experimental.allison@gmail.com

Washington

SEATTLE, WA12pm Car caravan and bike brigadeGather at The Amazon Spheres, 2111 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121Contact Tax Amazon Coalition at danpkav@gmail.com or 816-868-0018FB event

SEATTLE, WA2pm Rally and marchGather at Washington Multi-Family Housing Association, 711 Powell Ave SW, Renton, WA Contact Solidarity with Amazon Workers Coalition at sleigh1917@gmail.com or 206-380-5823FB event

Wisconsin

ASHLAND, WI12pm RallyCourt House, 201 W Main St, Ashland, WI 54806Contact Elise Kehle at ekehle1972@gmail.com




Source: Popularresistance.org