MLK Labor Statement on Victory for Amazon Workers in New York
April 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charles Lapham, MLK Labor Communications Director
MLK Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Katie Garrow issued the following statement following the historic victory for Amazon workers in New York.
“The King County Labor Movement congratulates the workers in Staten Island for winning the first union at Amazon. This is a historic moment in time and has the power to shape America’s future.
The victory for Amazon workers is the latest in a wave of grassroots union organizing happening across America. People are tired of working full time and still struggling to pay their bills, for a company that would let them die on the floor before they’d lose an afternoon of profit.
Although winning a union election at Amazon is a monumental achievement, we will all need to stand with them until they reach their first contract.”
MLK Labor is the central body of labor organizations in King County, Washington. We are affiliated with the National AFL-CIO, the central labor organization in the United States, representing more than 13 million working people. We represent more than 150 unions and 100,000 workers. United, we are a voice for the interests and needs of working people in King County.