“Amazon workers, we stand with you! Unions are a human right!” Those were two of the slogans shouted on Linden Boulevard in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn on Feb. 20.
Close to a hundred people came out to show their support for Amazon workers fighting for a union in Bessemer, Ala. The protest was called by the December 12th Movement, which organized a loud and militant picket line at a newly-opened Amazon distribution center.
New York City Council Member Inez Barron pointed out that Amazon is showing its disrespect for the community by opening the facility just a block away from a school. The idling trucks that will clog the local lane of Linden Boulevard will increase the danger of asthma for the students there.
The people of Brooklyn are with the Amazon workers in Alabama!
SLL photos: Stephen Millies