Book Workers in Solidarity with Amazon Workers

Friday, March 26, 2021

The New Press is joining publishing workers on Friday, March 26th for a day of solidarity with the Amazon workers organizing to form a union in Bessemer, Alabama. Unions give workers a collective voice, help set and raise pay standards, and help secure workplace protections (unions even helped win the eight-hour work day).
Learn more about why the Bessemer employees are fighting for a union and what their demands are.

Amazon doubled its profit during the pandemic. Warehouse workers are the backbone of the book industry and Amazon’s warehouse workers have been especially critical throughout this period of quarantine and physical distancing. They are the hands that move books through the world—from the shelves of a fulfillment center into the hands of readers.

Sign the petition to tell Amazon to stop union-busting.

Learn more about the labor movement in the United States.