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Amazon retaliated against climate organizers, labor board finds


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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Amazon retaliated against two activist employees when it fired them in April of last year, as first reported by The New York Times.

The determination is part of the board’s ongoing response to a labor complaint against Amazon, although it’s not a legal ruling in itself. Still, the determination indicates the NLRB is prepared to accuse Amazon of unfair labor practices in connection with the case, and that puts the company under significant pressure to settle the case with the fired employees.

“We are on the right side of history and the right side of the law”

The two employees at the heart of the case, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, organized the Amazon Employees for...

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