Teamsters Picket Bay Space Warehouse in Rising Amazon Strike
Palmdale Amazon Drivers on Unfair Labor Apply Strike Demand Amazon Discount Over Low Pay, Harmful Working Situations
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(NEWARK, Calif.) — Hanging Amazon supply drivers and dispatchers from Palmdale, Calif., prolonged their picket line to a Bay Space warehouse (OAK5/OAK7) right now, to demand the e-commerce large cease its unfair labor practices. The rising strike will proceed till Amazon reinstates the unlawfully terminated Palmdale staff, acknowledges the Teamsters, respects the contract negotiated by the employees, and bargains with the Teamsters Union to handle low pay and harmful working circumstances.
“It’s getting hotter and warmer, however Amazon makes us ship packages in vans with out working A/C and limits how a lot water we are able to take,” stated Cecilia Porter, a Palmdale Amazon driver who traveled to Newark. “We’re on strike to cease Amazon’s unfair labor practices and maintain the corporate accountable for the protection and livelihood of its employees.”
Amazon drivers and dispatchers started their unfair labor observe strike at an Amazon supply station in Palmdale, Calif., on June 24. They’ve picketed 10 Amazon warehouses across the nation throughout their month-long strike, together with amenities in California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Georgia.
“Since this strike began on June 24, these Amazon employees have remained united in pursuit of truthful pay and protected jobs,” stated Victor Mineros, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Native 396 in Los Angeles. “Regardless of Amazon’s unlawful refusal to acknowledge their union or have interaction in bargaining, the neighborhood and fellow employees on this trade have constantly proven unwavering help. Tens of millions of Teamster members stand shoulder to shoulder, with agency resolve, supporting their brothers and sisters at Amazon. Collectively, we’re resolute in holding this company prison accountable for its therapy of their employees.”
“We stand in solidarity with the Amazon Teamsters from Palmdale of their struggle in opposition to Amazon’s abuses,” stated Jason Rabinowitz, President of Teamsters Joint Council 7. “Teamsters at UPS simply gained a historic tentative settlement by organizing and demanding what they deserve. It’s nice to see Amazon employees preventing for what they want too and each Teamster helps them.”
The 84 employees in Palmdale joined Teamsters Native 396 and bargained a contract with Amazon’s Supply Service Companion (DSP), Battle-Examined Methods (BTS), in April. Regardless of absolutely the management it wields over BTS and employees’ phrases and circumstances of employment, Amazon has refused to acknowledge and honor the union contract. As an alternative, Amazon has engaged inin violation of federal labor regulation, together with terminating the complete unit of newly-organized employees.
Amazon drivers in Palmdale organized with the Teamsters to guard their security in excessive temperatures, which usually exceed 100 levels Fahrenheit throughout Palmdale summers. Their Teamster contract ensures the rights of employees to drive protected tools and refuse unsafe deliveries. Making the contract’s protections a actuality would require an overhaul of Amazon’s exploitative labor practices.
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