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Technology Amazon employees mass-protest its climate policy despite alleged firing threat

14:45  27 january  2020
14:45  27 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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The post from Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an internal activist group that started in late 2018, includes comments from 357 named workers who slammed its work with the oil and gas industry, collaboration with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and warehouse conditions.

Amazon employees are responding to threats of termination for their climate advocacy by intentionally violating the company’s corporate communications policy . More than 340 workers criticized Amazon ’s contribution to climate change Sunday in a Medium post

More than 350 Amazon employees defied the company's corporate communications policy on Sunday, with a Medium post criticizing its contribution to climate change. The move comes weeks after workers alleged that Amazon threatened to fire them for speaking out.

a person standing in front of a box: Sunday's Medium post defies Amazon's communications policy. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CNET Sunday's Medium post defies Amazon's communications policy. Sarah Tew/CNET

The post from Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an internal activist group that started in late 2018, includes comments from 357 named workers who slammed its work with the oil and gas industry, collaboration with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and warehouse conditions. The Washington Post, a paper owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, previously reported on the move.

a hand holding a box: Sunday's Medium post defies Amazon's communications policy.© Sarah Tew/CNET

Sunday's Medium post defies Amazon's communications policy.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

This story will be updated shortly.

Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion fund to fight climate change .
Bezos Earth Fund will fund efforts to protect the planet from effects of climate change."Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet," Bezos wrote in his post. "I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share.

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