Portlanders rally in favor of unions at Amazon, Starbucks.
Protesters rallied in Portland on May Day in support of unions at some of the Northwest's
biggest corporations. A crowd marched and gathered around the U.S. Bancorp tower in
downtown Portland for International Workers' Day on Sunday, May 1.
The May Day demonstration included representation from local groups of Starbucks and
Amazon employees working to unionize.
"We deserve better," said Nicole Horn, a worker for Amazon, who said wages are inadequate
for those doing the hardest labor. "The bosses will just keep
getting richer and we'll just keep getting poorer."
The new union Starbucks Workers United hosted the rally in solidarity with Amazon workers.