Worker’s Organizations in the Logistics Industry
Teamsters for a Democratic Union
Railroad Workers United (RWU)
International Longshore & Warehouse Union
Autonomous Dock Workers Collective (CALP, Italy)
Stories and Lessons on Organizing the Logistics Industry
Amazon Inquiry (UK)
A War Against War (Italy)
“In the port of Genoa: first focaccia, then class struggle” (Italy)
How a Few Bike Couriers Made Chicago History (and got a raise)
Some Lessons From A Warehouse Campaign I Wish to Share
Primed for Struggle: Organizing Inside Amazon
Union Gang: Direct action at a UPS Sorting Hub
Books on Organizing in the Logistics Industry
The Package King: A Rank-and-File History of UPS (2020)
If the 20th Century was the American Century, it was also UPS’s Century. Joe Allen’s The Package King tears down the Brown Wall surrounding one of America’s most admired companies—United Parcel Service (UPS). The company that we see everyday but know so little about. How did a company that began as a bicycle messenger service in Seattle, Washington become a global behemoth? How did it displace General Motors, the very symbol of American capitalism, to become the largest, private sector, unionized employer in the United States? And, at what cost to its workers and surrounding communities? Will it remain the Package King in the 21st Century or will be dethroned by Amazon?
Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain (2018)
Global capitalism is a precarious system. Relying on the steady flow of goods across the world, trans-national companies such as Wal-Mart and Amazon depend on the work of millions in docks, warehouses and logistics centres to keep their goods moving.
This is the global supply chain, and, if the chain is broken, capitalism grinds to a halt. This book looks at case studies across the world to uncover a network of resistance by these workers who, despite their importance, often face vast exploitation and economic violence.
Experiencing first hand wildcat strikes, organised blockades and boycotts, the authors explore a diverse range of case studies, from South China dockworkers to the transformation of the port of Piraeus in Greece, and from the Southern California logistics sector, to dock and logistical workers in Chile and unions in Turkey.