In our new TRNN mini-series “Battleground Bessemer,” we will be bringing you in-depth coverage of the historic Amazon union drive in Bessemer, Alabama, where 5,800 warehouse workers are currently voting on whether or not to unionize. We kick off this series with a special interview with world-renowned actor, activist, and TRNN board member Danny Glover, who came down to Bessemer on Feb. 22, 2021, to show support for Amazon workers. In this interview, Glover speaks with TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez about why this union vote is so significant and why labor’s struggle is our struggle. 

Click here to listen to the extended audio interview and read the full transcript. And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube and podcast channels for upcoming installments of “Battleground Bessemer”!

Maximillian Alvarez


Maximillian Alvarez is the editor-in-chief of The Real News Network, and the host of Working People, ​“a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.