Hundreds of Amazon employees have signed a Medium post criticizing the company’s external communications policy and its stances on social issues, including climate change, labor rights, and privacy.
The post, which included statements from 357 Amazon employees, was published by the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice.
Earlier this month, the group said several employees were contacted by Amazon’s legal and human resources representatives and told they would be fired if they continued to speak out against the company’s environmental policies.
“Amazon participates in the global economy, where it has a substantial impact on many issues,” Michael Sokolov, a principal engineer at Amazon, said in the post. “Expecting its employees to maintain silence on these issues, and Amazon’s impact on them, is really a reprehensible