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Sun Apr 24, 2022, 06:26 PM

'The Time Is Now to Stand Up to Our Oligarchy,' Sanders Tells Amazon Workers on Eve of Union Vote

On a day billed as "Solidarity Sunday," Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited Amazon workers in New York City less than 24 hours before they start casting ballots on whether to form a union, after which Sanders departed to Richmond, Virginia to talk with Starbucks workers who have been organizing coffee shops around the nation.

Voting at Amazon's 1,500-employee LDJ5 facility—located across the street from the JFK8 warehouse that made history just three weeks ago by becoming the first of the e-commerce giant's U.S. workplaces to unionize—is set to begin on April 25.

"If [Jeff] Bezos can afford a $500 million yacht," Sanders (I-Vt.) said, referring to the company's billionaire founder in a video promoting Sunday's event, "he can afford to pay his workers at Amazon decent wages, decent benefits, and provide good working conditions."

Speaking from a stage in Staten Island, Sanders told Amazon workers that they are "sending a message to every worker in America that the time is now to stand up to our oligarchy, to stand up to this excessive corporate greed, and create an economy that works for all, not just a few."

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 06:48 PM

1. Go Bernie!!!

This is where he shines.

"If Jeff Bezos can afford a $500 million-dollar yacht, he can afford to pay his workers decent wages, decent benefits and provide good working conditions."

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Response to The Unmitigated Gall (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 07:04 PM

2. +1,000!!!

I'm feeling the Bern!

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