Solidarity with Bessemer, Alabama Amazon Workers!

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 every- where 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.

See below for upcoming solidarity actions in the South. If you would like to organize an action in your area, please email with details of what you’re planning.

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Southern Workers Assembly Statements

Bessemer Amazon Union Vote: We Learn as We Struggle!

In spite of the vote count, important developments have resulted from the Bessemer Amazon workers’ campaign. We applaud the Alabama Amazon workers who took on the world’s second largest corporation drawing thousands of activists into a long-over-due workers’ rights...

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Upcoming Solidarity Actions in the South

March 20



10am – 1pm: Community Canvass

1pm BAmazon Day of Action

2pm – 5pm: Community Canvass

RWDSU Union Hall, 1901 10th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Birmingham DSA at

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1:30pm Rally

Whole Foods, 3425 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact NWA Socialist Alternative at

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*March 21* 2pm Rally

Amazon Hub, 8792 Ely Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514

Contact Workers World Party – Central Gulf Coast at

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12pm Rally

Gather at the intersection of N. Commerce and Camp Creek Parkway (across from Camp Creek Mall), East Point, GA

Initiated by ATL Amazon Workers Solidarity Network, Atlanta-N. Georgia Labor Council, Atlanta Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Contact ATL Amazon Workers Solidarity Network at


North Carolina


1pm Rally

Meet at 1pm and Park at 2945 S. Miami Blvd Shopping Center, Durham, NC

1:30pm – Rally at 1805 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC

Contact Dante Strobino at or 919-539-2051

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5:30pm Rally

Amazon Warehouse, 1656 Old Greensboro Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284

Contact Winston-Salem DSA at or 734-709-3411

South Carolina


1pm – 2pm Rally

Whole Foods, 1125 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Contact Leonard Riley at 843-830-4471 or



4pm Rally

Whole Foods, 702 Cross Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29205

Contact Lawrence Moore at 803-238-0331 or



1pm Rally

1301 Chalk Hill Road, Dallas, TX

Contact North Texas Socialist Alternative at or 774-264-1364

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1pm Rally & Picket

Amazon Delivery Station, S Lockwood and Munger St, Houston, Texas 77019

Contact Socialist Alternative Houston at or 281-635-5286

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*Sun, March 21* 12pm Picket

Whole Foods, 701 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77019

Contact Workers World Party – Houston at or 713-503-2633

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12pm Picket

Whole Foods @ the Quarry, 255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, Texas

Contact Teresa Gutierrez at


Other Activities

For upcoming Raleigh Workers Assembly solidarity actions, please contact or 715-303-8119



To download any of the placards below, click on the image and a pdf will be opened in a new window.

TIPS on Printing:

1. Print out basic 8.5×11 “Letter” PDF
2. Enlarge top half to 200% (this will convert to 11 x18 “tabloid”)
3. Spin 180% and enlarge bottom half to 200% (this will convert to 11 x18 “tabloid”)
4.  This should produce two tabloids that you can stack to make a 22″ x 18″ sign
5.  Staple on regular sized poster board (might want to trim few inches from border)

Leaflets and Press Materials

To download any of the materials, click on the image and a pdf file will be opened in a new window.

The leaflet below is intended to be printed double-sided.

Click here to download a sample press release with room to include details of your local action.

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