May 24, 2019
Weekly Update: May 24
Amazon Workers Challenge CEO Bezos Over the Climate Crisis
On Wednesday, scores of Amazon tech workers dressed in white confronted CEO Jeff Bezos over the company’s lackluster response to the worldwide climate crisis. This is not only an environmental story but a labor one as well — never before have workers at Amazon or the tech industry organized at this level.
The employees formed a worker organization called Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and plan to continue organizing. We stand with
Fundraiser by Gene Bruskin: The Moment Was Now
What would have happened if leaders of the Labor Movement, Abolition movement, and the Women’s Rights movements had joined forces in the 1870s?
Storied Labor Organizer Gene Bruskin and his artistic collaborators have created a theatrical production to ask this very question. They are trying to raise funds to bring the story to life. Please chip in if you can. Gene Bruskin is a friend of MLK Labor who helped lead the successful organizing campaign among Smithfield meatpacking workers which remains one of the largest union organizing victories in the South in recent decades.
Learn more and donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-moment-was-now
June Delegates Meeting at Seattle Labor Temple
The June MLK Labor Delegates Meeting will be at the Seattle Labor Temple in Hall 1. At this meeting, we will be hosting a Seattle City Council D6 Candidate Labor Forum similar to the D3 forum we had in May. Stay tuned for more details!
What: June MLK Labor Delegates Meeting and Seattle D6 Candidate Labor Forum
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 // 6 PM
Where: Seattle Labor Temple Hall 1 // 2800 1st Ave