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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:17 PM

Amazon Employees Step Up Pressure On Climate Issues, Plan Walkout Sept. 20

Source: Seattle Times

A group of Amazon employees pressuring the company to take meaningful action to slow climate change revealed plans Monday for a walkout Sept. 20 to support the student-led Global Climate Strike.

Shortly after the announcement Monday morning, some 941 employees — a fraction of the Seattle commerce giant’s 650,000-person global workforce — indicated plans to participate.

The walkout, the latest in a growing list of demonstrations by groups of tech company employees on issues ranging from immigration to facial recognition technology, coincides with the start of a global week of protest action. Building on the Fridays for Future student-led school strikes for climate, the upcoming protest actions come ahead of a Sept. 23 United Nations climate summit. At least 20 events are planned across Washington state.

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a group that put a climate proposal before shareholders this spring and amassed about 8,200 signatures on a letter urging company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to take the lead on the global issue, released a video and blog post Monday outlining their intentions to take action later this month. -MORE...

Read more: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-employees-step-up-pressure-on-climate-issues-plan-walkout-sept-20/

- Participants of 'Amazon Employees for Climate Justice' at a rally in 2019.

- More: 'Because 'Everything Is on Fire,' Nearly 1,000 Amazon Workers Pledge to Walk Out and Join Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20. "We understand the threat of the climate crisis and want to work for a company that makes climate a priority." Common Dreams. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/09/because-everything-fire-nearly-1000-amazon-workers-pledge-walk-out-and-join-global

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garybeck Sep 10 #1

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:37 PM

1. it's not just Amazon, it's a national strike for everyone

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