February 20: National Day of Solidarity With 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.

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.).

See below for an initial listing of actions planned. If you would like to organize an action in your area, please use this form to submit details of what you are planning.

Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL

5pm Virtual Block Party

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HUNTSVILLE, AL

12pm Picket

Whole Foods, 2501 S Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Tennessee Valley Progressive Alliance at tvprogressives@gmail.com

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MONTGOMERY, AL

12pm

Whole Foods at 1450 Taylor Road, Montgomery, AL 36117

Contact Stef at stefbernalmartinez@gmail.com

California

LOS ANGELES, CA

*Friday, Feb 19* 12:30pm Rally

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius office, 300 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact Los Angeles Workers Assembly at 323-306-6240

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MONTEREY, CA

10am – 12pm Picket

Whole Foods, Gather in front of Del Monte Shopping Center on Munras

Contact Monterey County Supporters of Bessemer Alabama at vpvhprince@gmail.com

OAKLAND, CA

12pm Speak-out and rally

Whole Foods Market, 230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA 94612

Contact Judy Greenspan at 510-813-4687 or judygreenspan1952@gmail.com

RICHMOND, CA

4pm Car caravan and rally

Gather at Walmart at Richmond Hilltop Mall Parking Lot, 1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806

Contact Aleta Toure at aleta@alum.mit.edu

SAN DIEGO, CA

12pm Rally & Leafletting

Whole Foods, 711 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Left Flank Veterans at leftflankvets@gmail.com or 619-346-2156

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

12pm Rally & Speakout

Whole Foods, 3950 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Contact United Front Committee For Labor Party at committeeforlaborparty@gmail.com

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

12pm Rally

Whole Foods, 1531 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CA

Contact Loni Kirk at loni.kirk@gmail.com or 805-441-3823

Connecticut

NORTH HAVEN, CT

3pm Rally

Amazon Facility, 409 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473

Contact Hutch 860-967-9836 or cwcr.ct@gmail.com

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Florida

ORLANDO, FL

12pm Rally

Whole Foods in Winter Park, 1030 N Orlando Ave, Orlando, FL 32789

Contact The Seeds at cammyorlando@aol.com or 407-883-9058

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PENSACOLA, FL

3pm Rally

Florida Square, 602 N Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501

Contact Devin Cole at not.devin.cole@gmail.com

Georgia

ATLANTA, GA

12 – 1:30pm Rally

Whole Foods, 650 Ponce de Leon NE, Suite 400 (across from Ponce City Market), Atlanta, GA 30308

Contact AmazonWorkersSolidarityNetwork@gmail.com

 

Illinois

CHICAGO, IL

2pm Picket

3201 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Contact Working Class & Democracy in the Workplace at designcjt@gmail.com or 810-887-8494

 

Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY

9am Rally

Whole Foods, 4059 Finn Way, Lexington, KY

Contact Ethan McCune at ethanmccune1@gmail.com  or 859-404-8361

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Louisiana

ELMWOOD, LA (New Orleans)

4pm – Car caravan gathering at Whole Foods on Broad St, leaving at 5pm

CARAVAN HEADS TO:

5:30 – 7pm Rally

5733 Citrus Blvd, Elmwood, LA

Contact Meg Maloney at 504-444-9096 or margaretskyethomasmaloney@gmail.com

NEW ORLEANS, LA

12pm Rally

Whole Foods, 300 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA

Contact New Orleans Peoples Assembly at peoplesassemblynola@gmail.com

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Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD

3pm Car caravan & Socially-distanced march to Amazon, Gather at 20th & N. Charles

Contact People’s Power Assembly at 410-218-4835

MARCH TO:

4:15pm – 5:30pm  Rally and march to nearby overpass

DCA6 Amazon Fulfillment Center, 6001 Bethlehem Blvd, Baltimore, MD

Contact Remi Debs-Bruno at 410-501-7608 or remi.bruno@protonmail.com

SILVER SPRING, MD

1pm  Picket

Whole Foods Market, 833 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD

Contact Jay Ulfelder at ulfelder@gmail.com

Massachusetts

GREENFIELD, MA

10am  Rally

Greenfield Common, Hadley, MA

Contact Western Mass. CodePink Women for Peace & Racial Justice Rising at 413-665-8246

HADLEY, MA

11am  Rally

Whole Foods Market, Rt 9, Hadley, MA

Contact Western Mass. CodePink Women for Peace & Racial Justice Rising at 413-665-8246

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA

1pm  Rally

Whole Foods Market, 413 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Contact Team Solidarity / Boston School Bus Drivers Union USW Local 8751 at info@usw8751.org

Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MI

1:30pm  Leafletting

Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave (close to intersection with Hurm Prkwy), Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Washtenaw Reds at washtenawreds@gmail.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

*Friday, Feb 19* – 4:30pm Press conference & Car caravan

IATSE Local 26 Lot, 931 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Contact Communities and Postal Workers United at davestaiger@gmail.com or 269-548-8919

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Mississippi

*Cancelled due to extreme weather*

JACKSON, MS

12pm Rally

Whole Foods Market, 4500 I-55N, Jackson, MS

Contact Mississippi Rising Coalition at contactmsrising@gmail.com or 228-219-1548

New Jersey

BELLMAWR, NJ

1pm Rally

Benigo Blvd, Bellmawr, NJ

Contact Green Party of New Jersey, New Labor, Young Ecosocialists at dmoxleylaw@gmail.com or 908-821-7057

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CARTERET, NJ

12:30pm Car caravan

Convene at: 8003 Industrial Hwy, Carteret, NJ

Contact New Jersey Movement for a Peoples Party at peoplespartynewjersey@gmail.com or 973-487-8218

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New York

 

BUFFALO, NY (Amherst)

2pm rally

Whole Foods, 3139 Sheridan Dr, Amherst, NY 14226

Contact Nigel Bouvart at nbouvart@gmail.com

 

NEW YORK CITY, NY

1:00pm rally

Across from Bezo-owned Whole Foods, Union Square

Initiated by Workers Assembly Against Racism – http://shutdownracism.org

Contact workersassemblyagainstracismnyc@solidaritymail.org or via Instagram at @waar.nyc

 

BROOKLYN, NY

1:00pm rally

Amazon Facility, 2300 Linden Blvd (corner of Linden Blvd and Essex)

Contact December 12 Movement at d12m@aol.com or 718-398-1766

North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC

5:30pm – 6:30pm Rally and Leafletting

DRT4 Amazon Delivery Station, 394 Fanning Fields Rd, Mills River, NC 28759

Contact Emma Hutchens at emma@justeconomicswnc.org

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DURHAM

4:30pm – 5:30pm Rally and Leafletting

RDU5 Amazon Fulfillment Center at 1805 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27703

Contact Dante Strobino at 919-539-2051 or dante.strobino@ueunion.org

RALEIGH/GARNER, NC

5:15pm-6:30pm Rally and Leafletting

Amazon 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, NC

4:00pm gather, 4:30pm rally, 5:00pm-6:00pm leafletting

Amazon Distribution Center, 10800 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NC

Contact Ashley Hawkins at 704-773-9558 or aeh100clt@gmail.com

KERNERSVILLE, NC

4:30pm – 5:30pm rally

GSO1 Amazon Fulfillment Center at 1656 Old Greensboro Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284

Contact Tara Rose at 734-709-3411 or taramccomb@gmail.com

Ohio

CINCINNATI, OH

3pm rally

241 Calhoun Street, Cincinnati, OH

Contact Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center at info@cworkers.org

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CLEVELAND, OH

12:00pm rally

Site of future Amazon Hub, 10801 Madison, Cleveland OH 44102

Contact Martha Grevatt at 216-534-6435 or grevatt.m@gmail.com

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Oregon

TROUTDALE, OR

1:00pm rally

Amazon PDX9 Fulfillment Center, 1250 NW Swigert Way, Troutdale, OR 97060

Contact amazonsolidarity@protonmail.com

Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Rally at 2pm

Amazon Union Busting Law Firm, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius at 1701 Market Street

Contact Scott Williams at 919-794-1429 or thescott0730@gmail.com

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PITTSBURGH, PA

12pm Facebook Live event

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South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC

1pm – 2pm Rally

Whole Foods, 1125 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Contact Leonard Riley at 843-830-4471 or lrileyjr@comcast.net

 

COLUMBIA, SC

4:30pm Rally

Amazon Fulfillment Center – CAE1 near the airport, 4400 12 St. Ext. West, Columbia, SC 29172

Contact Lawrence Moore at 803-238-0331 or lawmoore74@gmail.com

 

Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN

12pm Rally

Whole Foods on Broadway, 1202 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Nashville Nonprofit Workers United at nwunashville@gmail.com

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Texas

HOUSTON, TX

10:00am Rally and leafleting

Whole Foods, off Kirby Drive

Contact Mirinda Crissman at mirinda.crissman@gmail.com

Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

2pm Picket

Whole Foods Market – Sugar House, 1131 Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Contact Utah IWW at hello@utahiww.org

 

Virginia

 

ARLINGTON, VA

11:30am Rally

Metropolitan Park, 1330 S Fair St, Arlington, VA 22202

Contact Nick Brown at team@karishmaforvirginia.com

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CLEAR BROOK, VA

4:30pm – 6:00pm Rally and Leafletting

Amazon Fulfillment Center at 165 Business Blvd, Clear Brook, VA 22624

Contact Logan Davis (434) 964-7548 or lpdavis0529@gmail.com

 

CHESAPEAKE, VA

1PM rally

DOR1 Amazon FLEX Warehouse, 1920 Campostella Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23324

Contact Allie at experimental.allison@gmail.com

 

Washington

SEATTLE, WA

2pm Rally and march

Gather at Washington Multi-Family Housing Association, 711 Powell Ave SW, Renton, WA

Contact Solidarity with Amazon Workers Coalition at sleigh1917@gmail.com or 206-380-5823

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SEATTLE, WA

5:30pm Car caravan and bike brigade

Gather at The Amazon Spheres, 2111 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Contact Tax Amazon Coalition at danpkav@gmail.com or 816-868-0018

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Wisconsin

ASHLAND, WI

12pm Rally

Court House, 201 W Main St, Ashland, WI 54806

Contact Elise Kehle at ekehle1972@gmail.com

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