APWU President Mark Dimondstein called me last night concerning a rally in support of Amazon workers at the LDJ5 Amazon warehouse on Staten Island. APWU National President Mark Dimondstein will be in attendance and is scheduled to be one of the speakers at the rally.
WHEN: Sunday, April 24th at 3:00PM
WHERE: 526 Gulf Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
WHO: You & Amazon Workers
While we realize this is short notice, we are requesting that any representative or member available, attend the rally in a show of solidarity.
At the beginning of this month, workers at Amazon’s JFK8 warehouse, just across the street from LDJ5, voted to form the first ever union at Amazon in the United States. Now, just weeks after that historic win, workers at this second warehouse are voting on whether or not to join the ALU.
These workers are up against one of the most powerful corporations in the world – a company with almost limitless money, which has waged an unrelenting union busting campaign aimed at crushing their new movement. The billionaires and corporate oligarchs who oppose them are the same billionaires and corporate oligarchs who want to privatize the USPS and destroy our jobs.
Simply put, their fight is our fight.
If we want to protect our jobs, we must stand in solidarity with them, and help them win this election. Please be sure to wear any APWU gear you have, and to bring a friend.
President, Queens Area Local, APWU