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Amazon’s Tent of Lies

Amazon’s ballot-collection tent is straight out of the union-busting playbook.

B.C. Daurelle

April 12, 2021

Postmortem on Bessemer Amazon Defeat

Labor historian Michael Goldfield, author of The Southern Key, offers his analysis of why the Amazon warehouse union drive in Bessemer, Alabama was unsuccessful and how similar outcomes can be avoided in the future.

Michael Goldfield

April 11, 2021

Bessemer Union Falls Short, But United Rank-and-File Workers Can and Will Win at Amazon

Unionization efforts at Amazon are not going away. To beat the capitalist behemoth, workers will need to abandon “unionism-as-usual” and empower rank-and-file workers to fight and win organizing drives without relying on the ballot box alone.

Scott Cooper

April 11, 2021

1,300 Steel Workers Go on Strike for a Better Contract

Over 1,000 steel workers are on strike across five states. This is part of a recent uptick in labor struggle across the United States.

Ezra Brain

April 5, 2021

Amazonification Is the Future of Capitalism

Interview with Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, coeditor of The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 4, 2021

How Oil Workers and Environmentalists United in Struggle

Interview with Adrien Cornet, a leader of the strike at the Total refinery in Grandpuits, France

Nathaniel Flakin

April 4, 2021

The Fight to Unionize Amazon: View from a Costa Rican Call Center

The news that workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are fighting to unionize has spread around the world. Two Amazon workers in Costa Rica tell us how this fight is perceived from those who work in the call center "on the other side of the world."

Amazon Workers in Germany Are on Strike

While everyone is talking about the unionization campaign at Amazon in Alabama, there have also been strikes at Amazon in Germany and Italy. Yet union bureaucrats are holding the struggle back.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 1, 2021

BLM and the Union Fight are the Same Struggle: Interview with an Alabama Amazon Worker

Over the weekend, Left Voice had the privilege of talking with Frances Wallace, an Amazon worker and BLM activist. Read the transcript of our interview here.

Left Voice

March 29, 2021