Amazon Workers United4Change (w/ Nannette Plascencia & Ivan Baez)
The historic union election victory at the JFK8 Amazon warehouse on Staten Island sent shockwaves throughout the US and beyond, but New York is not the only place Amazon workers are organizing. In Moreno Valley, California, workers at the ONT8 warehouse have been doing the painstaking work of organizing for years, and now they are attempting to unionize with the independent Amazon Labor Union, facing the same union-busting playbook from Amazon management that workers in Staten Island, Bessemer, Chicago, etc. have faced. We talk with Nannette Plascencia, who has worked at Amazon since 2015 and has led the unionization effort at ONT8, and Ivan Baez, a member of the union organizing committee and a former ONT8 employee who was recently fired in a suspected act of retaliation for his organizing activity.
Additional links/info below...
- Amazon Workers United4Change (ONT8) Instagram
- GoFundMe: Amazon Workers United4Change (ONT8)
- Amazon Labor Union website, Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram
- Christopher Salazar, The Frontline Observer, "Anti-Union Campaign at Amazon ONT 8 Aims to Silence and Interrogate Amazon Workers, Says United 4 Change Leader"
- Noam Scheiber & Karen Weise, The New York Times, "Amazon Labor Union, With Renewed Momentum, Faces Next Test"
- Suhauna Hussain, The Los Angeles Times, "Amazon Union Push at Moreno Valley Warehouse Stalls"
- Maximillian Alvarez, The Real News Network, "The NLRB Ruled in Favor of Amazon Union Organizers. What's Next?"
- Maximillian Alvarez, The Real News Network, "Fired Amazon Union Organizer: 'We're Not Able to Feed Ourselves"
- Working People, "Amazon Labor Union"
- Working People, "Alicia Johnson"
- Working People, "Amazon Keeps Firing Union Organizers (w/ Matt Littrell)"
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- Working People Patreon page
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- Labor Radio / Podcast Network website, Facebook page, and Twitter page
- In These Times website, Facebook page, and Twitter page
- The Real News Network website, YouTube channel, podcast feeds, Facebook page, and Twitter page
Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive: freemusicarchive.org)
- Jules Taylor, "Working People Theme Song