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Moral Monday: Our Wage, Our Vote, Our Power
March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
On March 22, 2021 Rev. Dr. William Barber will join with the Alabama Poor People’s Campaign and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union campaign to uplift thousands of Amazon workers employed in warehouses in Alabama and across the nation.
The deadline is looming on a historic labor battle against corporate goliath Amazon in the warehouses of Bessemer, Alabama. This is the first viable attempt to form a union at the company in the United States, and nearly 6,000 warehouse workers — some 85% of them Black — must mail their ballots to the National Labor Relations Board by March 29, to certify the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
Unlike most Americans who have struggled during this pandemic, Jeff Bezos has seen his personal wealth skyrocket from $113 billion to $189 billion and Amazon saw a 200% rise in its profits. While they prospered, 20,000 Amazon employees contracted COVID-19. The company ended hazard pay while scheduling workers for 10+ hour shifts, monitoring their bathroom breaks and holding weekly employee meetings to discourage the union effort.
Forward together, not one step back!
About Moral Mondays
The Poor People’s Campaign and Repairers of the Breach have led peaceful protests and actions every Monday since 2013. Join the next Moral Monday on March 22nd at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT as we continue to push Congress and the White House to enact the 14 Policy Priorities to Heal the Nation. As Rev. William Barber, NAACP North Carolina chair and leader of Moral Mondays, put it, “This is not about right or left; it’s about right or wrong.”
Drawing on the unfinished work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967/68 Poor People’s Campaign, which called for a “revolution of values,” Repairers of the Breach is working in partnership with the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, the Popular Education Project, and hundreds of local and national partners, to lead the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. This multi-state movement has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations, and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction, and other injustices.
“We declare that the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick. Our deepest moral traditions point to equal protection under the law, the desire for peace within and among nations, the dignity of all people, and the responsibility to care for our common home.”
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