Posts tagged Gerald Bryson
Labor’s Militant Minority How a new class of “salts”—radicals who take jobs to help unionization—is boosting the organizing efforts of long-term workers.
June 16, 2022 // On May 1 organizers from the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) joined the New York City Central Labor Council and community organizations to march from Washington Square Park to Foley Park. After a long afternoon of marching and chanting in the sun, about a third of the core organizing committee made their way to a May Day party at the Communist Party headquarters in Chelsea. In the Party’s spacious office, adorned with pictures of William Z. Foster and Lenin, a racially diverse group of twenty-somethings—ALU organizers, members of the Young Communist League (YLC), and fellow travelers—drank Modelos and Bud Lights, ate pizza, and danced to the Backstreet Boys. They were celebrating May Day and the first successful union election at Amazon—the ALU’s April 22 victory at the JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island. Mie Inouye, Boston Review, May Day, Young Communist League, post-Occupy, post-Bernie, Organizing Methods in the Steel Industry, militant minority, Jaz Brisack, New Communist Movement,
Video: Amazon Protest (2020) Gerald Bryson shouting vulgarity
April 19, 2022 // Judge forces Amazon to rehire and pay back wages. Gerald Bryson shouts vulgarity, racist and sexist remarks at Amazon protest.
A judge ruled that Amazon must reinstate a Staten Island worker who was fired.
April 19, 2022 // "We strongly disagree with this ruling and are surprised the N.L.R.B. would want any employer to condone Mr. Bryson's behavior," Kelly Nantel, a company spokeswoman, said in a statement. "Mr. Bryson was fired for bullying, cursing at and defaming a female co-worker over a bullhorn in front of the workplace."
NLRB Sues Amazon Over Firing Of Activist Who Used Bullhorn To Call Female Co-Worker “Gutter B*tch,” “Crack Ho” & More… Here’s the Video.
March 21, 2022 // Amazon fired an employee for using vulgar language toward another employee. Now, one week before an election is to begin, the NLRB wants him hired back.