- The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Amazon unlawfully retaliated against a pair of its employees by firing them after a vocal push for the technology and retail giant to improve worker conditions and do more to limit its contributions to the climate crisis, the New York Times reported early Monday.
- As Common Dreams reported in January of last year, climate justice advocates blasted Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos after Maren Costa, Emily Cunningham, and others said they received threats from the company over their outspoken public lobbying. “This is not the time to shoot the messengers,” Costa said at the time. “This is not the time to silence those who are speaking out.”
- Christy Hoffman, general secretary of UNI Global Union, welcomed the latest news. Calling it an “important decision” for labor rights, Hoffman said, “It’s clear that Amazon has been violating the law when it tries to silence workers who speak out.”
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