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Published On: Sat, Sep 14th, 2019

Amazon ‘strike’ set for Global Climate Strike to battle global warming and ‘climate justice’

Just months after Amazon warehouse workers across the globe staged a one-day strike, the great “disruptor” is facing another workplace disruption, another “strike” is set for September 20, at 11:30 am, joining the  Global Climate Strike.

The employees are calling on Amazon to commit to zero emissions by 2030, cancel the company’s custom contracts that accelerate gas and oil extraction, and cease funding climate denying lobbyists and politicians.

“Amazon Employees for Climate Justice” posted a letter online Monday declaring that Amazon should lead on the issue because it’s “one of the largest and most powerful companies in the world.”

The employee group offers more nuance in a Medium post about their plans. Regarding their first demand, for example: “We know that reaching zero emissions by 2030 won’t be easy. But this is not the time to shy away from the challengeWe recognize it takes time for technology to develop: short-haul electric shipping already exists, and short-haul electric flights are coming soon (Norway has mandated that all domestic flights be electric by 2040 and Vancouver-based Harbour Air is switching its seaplanes to 100% electric); long-haul flights and tankers may take longer. But a company with the innovation, boldness, and resources of Amazon should be at the forefront of driving this transformation of our economy that the climate crisis requires.”

Qz.com notes that “it appears as though the relationship between the employer and employees has fundamentally changed.”

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