Amazon: Amazon retaliated against activist employees: Labour board – Latest News

The Nationwide Labour Relations Board (NLRB) within the US has discovered that Amazon retaliated in opposition to two of its workers when the corporate fired them final yr, The New York Occasions reported.

The 2 activist workers, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, organised the Amazon Staff for Local weather Justice group final yr to protest Amazon’s hyperlinks with the oil and gasoline trade.

Cunningham and Costa additionally criticised the working circumstances of the corporate’s warehouse employees and raised security considerations of employees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“NLRB confirmed what we have identified since final yr: @Amazon illegally fired our courageous coworkers @emahlee and @marencosta for talking out about main gaps in Amazon’s local weather and employee document,” Amazon Staff For Local weather Justice stated in a tweet.

This discovering by the board is, nevertheless, not a ruling in opposition to Amazon. It’s a part of the board’s ongoing response to a labour grievance in opposition to Amazon.

Based on a report in The Verge, the board’s discovering would possibly put stress on Amazon to settle the case with the sacked workers.

“Being a part of @AMZNforClimate has been one of many greatest joys in my life. When hundreds of employees come collectively, we make BIG CHANGE potential. @marencosta is a sister to me now and I could not have requested for a greater particular person to be within the battle with. Solidarity,” Cunningham stated in a tweet on Monday.