Amazon Alabama Unions. Socialism?

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Various hosts of the Bad Faith Podcast – in current and prior iterations – presently anchored by:

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Bad Faith interviews an RSDW organizer, an Amazon employee, and two members of The Socialist Alternative about the state of play in Bessemer, Alabama. With less than a week left before the vote on whether to unionize, local organizers explain what impact the union drive has had on the community’s broader politics.



 

MAINSTREAM MEDIA ON ALABAMA AMAZON UNION STRUGGLE

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/21/amazon-warehouse-workers-alabama-union

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/24/how-amazon-prevents-unions-by-surveilling-employee-activism.html

 

 

 

“Dr. King’s last campaign was a labor struggle. Many people are aware that King was assassinated in Memphis in the spring of 1968. Less well-known is what drew him there: solidarity with city sanitation workers, who, without the benefit of union representation, were rising up to protest humiliating pay and deplorable working conditions.” Tom Perez, Politician