An independent, worker-led movement for job security, union pay, better working conditions, and worker power and dignity at Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon management must immediately recognize our union at JFK8 in Staten Island. We all must speak out to make them do the right thing.
The workers of JFK8 made history. The first labor union at Amazon in the United States. The largest group of workers to win a union election in decades. “One of the biggest wins for organized labor in a generation," says The New York Times.
The founder and president of the ALU wants workers to know his long history of dedication to Amazon and the workers, and what has brought him to be leading this campaign to build the first Amazon labor union in the country on behalf of all Amazon workers.
A labor union enables us to exercise the right of collective bargaining: with a union we can negotiate our wages, benefits, and working conditions for the first time at Amazon. A union also offers protection, democratic decision-making, and mutual support and solidarity.
Sign an authorization card, join the Days Organizing Committee or the Nights Organizing Committee, volunteer to distribute information, talk to your coworkers, attend events, share news, fundraise, contribute art or music, everything helps.
In simplified form, the union election process can involve the following seven steps. We are currently between step 5 (election victory!) and step 6 (post-election hearing) at JFK8, and we are between step 3 (election agreement) and step 4 (voting!) at LDJ5. You can click on each step to see
The proposed dues are: $2.50 per paycheck for Part-Time Associates, $5.00 for Full-Time–this is less than 1% of our weekly paychecks. No worker will contribute any dues from their paycheck without first voting on dues and signing a Dues Authorization Form.
Dues are how every union is funded. Dues cover the costs of our union, so that all the services the ALU offers are free to members. We can hire a legal team to defend us, negotiators to win a strong contract, union staff to help us fight, shop stewards in the warehouses, strike funds, and more.
The ALU makes decisions through voting, consensus, and committee. All officers must be elected by ALU members. The current ALU Executive Board and Constitution are serving on a temporary basis: members may propose any amendments or changes they see fit and may run for any union position.