The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Amazon’s Bathroom Attack

Feb 15, 2021

After workers tried to unionize at a center in Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon used its full force to prevent this unionization effort.

One of the issues workers raised concerns the little time Amazon allows its workers to use bathrooms. Workers sometimes have to face long walks to the restroom in the massive warehouse. But too much time away from picking items off shelves to ship to consumers can lead to reprimands that interfere with raises and promotions, and even lead to termination, as the Washington Post reports.

During the unionization drive, workers were faced with anti-union messaging like “Where will your dues go?” on fliers posted on doors inside bathroom stalls.

It made Amazon workers even more “pissed off,” and that’s no joke!