Danny Glover: Bessemer Amazon union effort a ‘strategic moment’ for labor


Danny Glover came to Alabama Monday, he said, to take part in history. The award-winning actor was in Bessemer to show his support for workers at Amazon’s fulfillment center there, who are currently conducting a mail-in election through March on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). As workers left the warehouse, Glover waved and gave a thumb up sign, as well as recorded a short video in support of workers. It’s not the first time Glover has shown support for unions. Among other appearances, he has shown support for the United Farm Workers, UNITE HERE, and the United Auto Workers, such as when he supported efforts to unionize the workers at Nissan in Canton, Miss. in 2017. In 2018, he won an NAACP Image Award for his work as an activist.