• Michael Laxer

Amazon boycott in support of Alabama union drive starts March 7



An online boycott of the corporate giant Amazon is set to start Sunday, March 7. The boycott is meant to show solidarity with the workers trying to organize the massive Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama in what has been described as the "most important labor fight in the South in decades".


The boycott asks people to not use Amazon or Amazon Prime and to not stream videos using the Amazon Prime video service from Sunday, March 7th to Saturday, March 13th.


They are also asking people to use the #boycottamazon hashtag on social media platforms.


The workers at the warehouse have faced what has been called "an unrelenting anti-union campaign". Amazon also attempted, unsuccessfully, to have the union vote postponed in the courts.


Show your solidarity starting this Sunday!


Further readings:


The Alabama Amazon Union Drive Could Be the Most Important Labor Fight in the South in Decades (jacobinmag.com)


Don't Cross this Virtual Picket Line | ucomm blog


The Fight to Organize Amazon Is a Fight for Racial Justice (jacobinmag.com)


At Kroger and Amazon, Capital Is Going on the Offensive (jacobinmag.com)


AOC calls Amazon jobs a 'scam' because more than 4,000 of its employees are on food stamps (msn.com)




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