This resolution was passed unanimously by the delegate assembly of the San Francisco Labor Council on April 11.
Whereas, Amazon workers at a mammoth warehouse on Staten Island, N.Y., voted on March 25-30, by a decisive margin, to be represented by the independent Amazon Labor Union (ALU); and
Whereas, this is the first time a union has been voted in at any U.S. facility of this giant, anti-union corporation; and
Whereas, this union victory comes at a time of an upsurge in many sectors of the U.S. working class, including a wave of breakthrough union wins in NLRB-supervised elections at Starbucks coffee shops,
Therefore, Be it Resolved that the San Francisco Labor Council write a letter of congratulations and solidarity to the Amazon Labor Union for their bold campaign to organize the unorganized in a key industry – an inspiring victory of which the entire labor movement can be proud.
Submitted by Dave Welsh, National Association of Letter Carriers, Golden Gate Branch 214.
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