HuffPost: Labor Groups And Progressives Urge Biden To Support Amazon Union Drive
A coalition of more than three dozen organizations sent a letter to the White House on Thursday urging the president to publicly voice his solidarity with the warehouse workers. Co-signatories to the letter included Unite Here, a union of 300,000 service workers; the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents 50,000 airline attendants; and the Maine affiliate of the AFL-CIO labor federation.
The coalition said the Amazon workers were taking a brave step and “deserve the backing of not just all Americans, but specifically their federal government.”
“One of the most important things a president can do to help working people is to have their backs when they challenge corporate power, providing public support to the idea that Americans have a right to bargain collectively for better working conditions,” the letter reads.
The letter was spearheaded by the American Economic Liberties Project, a non-profit focused on anti-monopoly policies, and People’s Action, a network of community groups. Other progressive groups that signed on include the Working Families Party, Public Citizen, the Economic Policy Institute and the National Employment Law Project.