Jan 3, 2020

Amazon 'threatens to fire' climate change activists

A group of Amazon employees has said the company has threatened to fire some of them for speaking out on environmental issues. Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said the workers were told they were in violation of company policies. Amazon Employees for Climate Justice is a group of the company's workers "Who believe it's our responsibility to ensure our business models don't contribute to the climate crisis". The group has called on Amazon to achieve zero emissions by 2030, limit its work with fossil fuel companies, and stop funding for politicians and lobbyists who deny the existence of climate change. In May thousands of Amazon employees used the company's annual shareholders meeting to call on chief executive Jeff Bezos to formulate a broad climate change initiative for the business.

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