Amazon workers at the Seattle-area Amazon warehouse BFI4 spoke to the International Amazon Workers Voice about their memories of co-worker Jeff Linnell, who passed away due to COVID-19 earlier this month.
“No nation can stop the pandemic alone, everyone has to work as a team”
As part of the federal election campaign members of the SGP and the IYSSE in Leipzig have been conducting interviews with workers and youth to discuss the situation of workers in delivery branches, the pandemic and the re-opening of schools as well as the ever-increasing social inequality and the need for an international movement of the working class.
Jeff Linnell was a member of Amazon’s safety team at the BFI4 fulfillment center in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington.
The Oregon Health Authority’s workplace outbreak report places Amazon warehouses at the top of the state’s list, surpassing reported cases at major hospital systems and skilled nursing facilities.
The International Amazon Workers Voice is assisting workers in the building of a network of interconnected rank-and-file committees of Amazon and logistics workers, as well as autoworkers, educators, and workers in other key sections of industry.
Fill out this form to join the committee nearest you. If a committee at your workplace does not exist, we will help you build one.
Postal workers must build rank-and file-committees and oppose union-management collaboration in restructuring.
The COVID-19 outbreak at Dana plants endangers our lives! Close the plants now! Full pay for time off!
The corporation will shut production when it runs out of parts but not for COVID-19 outbreaks. In the eyes of the company, the UAW and the USW, a dead worker can be replaced but a missing axle cannot be.
The UAW and USW are not “negotiating” with Dana, they are conspiring against us! Build rank-and-file strike committees! No more forced overtime!
The recent announcement that the UAW and USW are going to be “reopening negotiations”—at some unnamed date sometime in the future—is a trap aimed at deceiving the working class.
Our committee condemns the plans to open schools by New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, September 13, and calls for fully remote learning as part of a broader strategy to eradicate COVID-19.