Hollywood Descends on Alabama to Support Amazon Unionization Push

Labor News

Reprinted from Yellowhammer by on February 18, 2021.

San Francisco resident and famed Hollywood actor Danny Glover will be in Alabama on Monday to support the unionization drive at Amazon’s Bessemer facility.

Glover will be the guest of the New York City-based Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which would be the entity workers join if the ongoing unionization vote passes.

In addition to his acting career, Glover is well known across the nation as an activist who supports left-wing causes. His mobilization to encourage Amazon workers in Alabama to vote “yes” on unionizing should specifically come as no surprise; Glover is an ardent supporter of Democratic socialist Senator Bernie (I-Vermont), who has been backing the effort. …

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