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100s of Workers Defy Amazon Rules To Protest Company’s Climate Failures

“Employees ‘needed to stand up for what’s right’ despite policy barring workers from speaking about business”

“SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of Amazon employees defied corporate policy to publicly criticize the company for failing to meet its “moral responsibility” in the climate crisis.

More than 340 tech workers at Amazon used the hashtag #AMZNSpeakOut in public statements that condemn the company for not taking sufficient action on the climate crisis.

The action comes in direct opposition to an Amazon policy barring employees from speaking about the company’s business without prior approval from management. That policy was introduced after employees vowed to participate in the global climate strikes of September 2019.”

Kari Paul reports for the Guardian January 27, 2020.