The Amazon Labor Union (ALU) is a group of Amazon workers uniting to fight for better wages, working conditions, and benefits. It's no secret that Amazon puts profit above people, so we need to stand together if we're going to push back and change the company's priorities. Amazon workers at the JFK8 and LDJ5 facilities in Staten Island are ready to fight for our rights, and we need your support!
About the ALU
The Amazon Labor Union is an entirely worker-led movement. The organization was initially founded by Christian Smalls and other Amazon workers when Amazon refused to provide transparency about the COVID-19 cases in the warehouse and provide proper protective gear. Since then, the ALU has:
While we won our election at JFK8 by over 500 votes, Amazon is refusing to recognize the union. The ALU will continue to build by unionizing more Amazon warehouses across the U.S., building power within the JFK8 facility through a recognition campaign, and pressuring law-makers to pass pro-worker laws. Amazon is spending millions to stop ALU. However, as a grassroots organization, we don't have Jeff Bezos's millions to spend. All of our funding is from donors like you and other pro-worker organizations.
The win at JFK8 was just the beginning. We still have a long way to go before we can win a contract from Amazon. This is why we need your support now more than ever.
What will the donations be used for?
This money will fund campaign literature, transportation and travel costs, upkeep for our base of operations, meeting space, our website, union swag for the workers, organizer stipends, COVID relief, and food for workers during union meetings and break times.
We can't take on this Goliath without the support and solidarity of our community members. We can't do it without you!
The organizer of this gofundme, Madeline Wesley, is the current treasurer of the Amazon Labor Union
and was elected by the ALU workers' committee to oversee the funds for our movement.
How can I stay updated and get more involved?
Check out our website
for more information about what we're up to and how you can volunteer, and follow us on social media to make sure you get the latest updates about the campaign:
- Twitter - @AmazonLabor AND @Shut_downAmazon
- Facebook - facebook.com/amazonlaborunion
- Instagram - @AmazonLaborUnion
- TikTok - @amazonlaborunion
The Amazon Labor Union