Event • New York

Black Against Amazon: a Belabored and Black Work Talk Crossover

The BAmazon Struggle and the State of the Black Working Class

Galvanized by Black Lives Matter, heirs to Alabama’s legacy of militant Black unionism have mounted the largest organizing drive at an Amazon warehouse to date. Nearly 6,000 workers at the Bessemer facility – more than 80% of them African American – are voting on whether they should join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Just a few days after voting closes, historian Robin D. G. Kelley will join Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, co-hosts of Dissent’s Belabored podcast, and Steven Pitts, host of the Black Work Talk podcast on Organizing Upgrade, to discuss the effort, its import, and what it has to say about the state of the Black working class today. A special OrgUp Presents live show!