Warehouse Workers For Justice will be hosting a panel with Amazon tech workers who took unprecedented action when over 50 workers showed up to this years shareholders meeting to deliver a petition signed by over 7700 coworkers demanding CEO Jeff Bezos take real action on climate change. Our panel will feature Seattle based Amazon tech workers who have been working with 350 Seattle, frontline organizers from one of Amazon’s most important distribution points in Will County along with others fighting for economic, climate and community justice. We will be taking donations to support the work of 350 Seattle and the Amazon tech workers ongoing campaign for climate justice from Amazon. Join Us!
Workers & Communities Organizing for Climate Justice
Wednesday, June 26th, 6pm
@ Sierra Club Illinois, 70 E Lake Street, Suite 1500
Sponsored by: Warehouse Workers for Justice (and more tba)
Background: As e-commerce continues to expand, so too does the carbon foot print of corporations like Amazon. In Illinois, transportation has surpassed all other industries in climate change causing pollution. Logistics hubs like Centerpoint in Will County, the largest inland port in North America, are significant contributors to this pollution and local communities like Will County bear the brunt on increased pollution. Four years ago, there was not a single Amazon worker in the area, today Amazon is the largest employer in the entire county and are also one of the leading local transit polluters.
As Amazon continues to take over the retail market, so to does it’s carbon footprint. Amazon is already responsible for the equivalent 4.7 coal plants worth of climate change causing pollution per year, with their footprint only expected to grow. Join us for an evening of discussion on how workers and frontline community members organizing can play a vital role in the fight against climate change.