FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2021
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(NEW YORK, NY) – Yesterday, Tina Fey, Alfonso Cuarón, and Damon Lindelof were among the more than 1,760 union members of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) to sign a petition supporting Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama who are voting to form a union with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Stuart Appelbaum, President of the RWDSU, which is conducting a unionization drive for the workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, issued the following statement:
“Tomorrow evening, Tina Fey will be hosting the Golden Globe Awards, but the RWDSU already thinks of her as a superstar of the labor movement. We want to thank her and the over 1,700 tv and film writers who are supporting the Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama in their fight to bring the first union to an Amazon warehouse.”
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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.