FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2021
Contact: Chelsea Connor | [email protected] | 347-866-6259
(NEW YORK, NY) – Tomorrow, workers in Germany will go on strike at Amazon facilities in their own country. This comes less than a week after workers in Italy launched a successful national strike at their own Amazon facilities. These strikes, just like the workers’ push to form a union in Alabama, center on working conditions, fair treatment, respect and better pay as the company amasses billions during the global pandemic.
Amazon fulfillment center workers in Bessemer, Alabama, whose vote to form a union with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) concludes tonight, join in solidarity with their sisters and brothers throughout the world who are standing up to Amazon. Stuart Appelbaum, President of the RWDSU, which is conducting the unionization drive for the workers at the Amazon fulfillment center issued the following statement:
“It’s not just workers in Alabama, it’s workers everywhere who are saying to Jeff Bezos that enough is enough. No matter what language they speak, Amazon workers around the globe will not stand for the working conditions they’ve been forced to endure for too long. Last week it was Italian workers, this week German workers, as the union vote count gets underway tomorrow for Alabama workers. What unites them all are the unacceptable working conditions at Amazon facilities everywhere. The Bessemer, Alabama Amazon workers stand in solidarity with Amazon workers in Germany and throughout the world who are standing up and fighting for the dignity and respect they deserve.”
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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at www.rwdsu.org, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.