That’s writer and longtime labor organizer Dave Kamper, talking about Amazon workers on WPFW’s Monday Morning QB show last week.
(audio) “You have employees at these plants, who have to keep a bottle handy in case they have to go to the bathroom, because they have to move so many boxes in an hour, and if they don’t, they’re starting on the road to being fired, and walking to the bathroom and back is counted against that quota.”
The Amazon workers struck earlier this month, and we’ve got Kamper’s whole interview – and a link to his terrific article in Jacobin -- posted on our website at dclabor.org, click on Union City Radio. You can also check out last week’s Monday Morning QB show at wpfwfm.org, under the “Archived Shows” tab (or click below).
For all the latest local labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1970, after a five-year boycott of table grapes, growers filed into the United Farm Workers union hall in Delano, California to sign their first union contracts.
Today’s labor quote is by United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez, who said that “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.”
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