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Danny Glover Explains Why He's in Alabama With Amazon Workers

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Actor and activist Danny Glover traveled this week to the most-watched Amazon facility in the country — the Bessemer fulfillment center outside Birmingham, Alabama.

The warehouse’s more than 5,800 predominantly Black workers are in the middle of a historic vote on unionization. If a majority vote in favor, they would become the e-commerce giant’s first U.S. employees to form a union.

"We simply have to stop glorifying the billionaires who are trying any way they can to disempower workers."

In the lead-up to the vote, Amazon deployed what the union calls the “gold package” of anti-union tactics, including intimidating meetings with managers, setting up a fear-mongering web site, and plastering workplace restrooms with propaganda.

“We’re seeing all the draconian, ugly ways that corporations demonize the idea of organized labor,” Glover said in an interview with Inequality.org on February 22 before heading off to show support for the workers at the plant gate and in meetings with local officials and media. “We simply have to stop glorifying the billionaires who are........

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