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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- Social media graphics
- and more!
If you have a resource to contribute, please send it to email@example.com 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
MONTGOMERY, AL12pmWhole Foods at 1450 Taylor Road, Montgomery, AL 36117Contact Stef at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
OAKLAND, CA12pm Speak-out and rallyWhole Foods Market, 230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA 94612Contact Judy Greenspan at 510-813-4687 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA12pm RallyWhole Foods, 1531 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CAContact Loni Kirk at email@example.com or 805-441-3823
PENSACOLA, FL3pm RallyFlorida Square, 602 N Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501Contact Devin Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org
ATLANTA, GA12 – 1:30pm RallyWhole Foods, 650 Ponce de Leon NE, Suite 400 (across from Ponce City Market), Atlanta, GA 30308Contact AmazonWorkersSolidarityNetwork@gmail.com
ELMWOOD, LA5:30 – 7pm Rally5733 Citrus Blvd, Elmwood, LAContact Meg Maloney at 504-444-9096 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA1pm RallyWhole Foods Market, 413 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130Contact Team Solidarity / Boston School Bus Drivers Union USW Local 8751 at email@example.com
ANN ARBOR, MI1:30pm LeaflettingWhole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave (close to intersection with Hurm Prkwy), Ann Arbor, MIContact Washtenaw Reds at firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKSON, MS12pm RallyWhole Foods Market, 4500 I-55N, Jackson, MSContact Mississippi Rising Coalition at email@example.com or 228-219-1548
BROOKLYN, NY1:00pm rallyAmazon Facility, 2300 Linden Blvd (corner of Linden Blvd and Essex)Contact December 12 Movement at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or via Instagram at @waar.nyc
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
KERNERSVILLE, NC4:30pm – 5:30pm rallyGSO1 Amazon Fulfillment Center at 1656 Old Greensboro Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284Contact Tara Rose at 734-709-3411 or email@example.com
TROUTDALE, OR1:00pm rallyAmazon PDX9 Fulfillment Center, 1250 NW Swigert Way, Troutdale, OR 97060Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARLESTON, SC1pm – 2pm RallyWhole Foods, 1125 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407Contact Leonard Riley at 843-830-4471 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSTON, TX10:00am Rally and leafletingWhole Foods, off Kirby DriveContact Mirinda Crissman at email@example.com
SALT LAKE CITY, UT2pm PicketWhole Foods Market – Sugar House, 1131 Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106Contact Utah IWW at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
CHESAPEAKE, VA1PM rallyDOR1 Amazon FLEX Warehouse, 1920 Campostella Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23324Contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEATTLE, WA2pm Rally and marchGather at Washington Multi-Family Housing Association, 711 Powell Ave SW, Renton, WA Contact Solidarity with Amazon Workers Coalition at email@example.com or 206-380-5823FB event
ASHLAND, WI12pm RallyCourt House, 201 W Main St, Ashland, WI 54806Contact Elise Kehle at firstname.lastname@example.org