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Hundreds of Amazon employees speak out on business practices

More than 350 Amazon employees violated the company’s communications policy Sunday by publishing support for Amazon Employees for Climate Justice – colleagues who were warned they could be fired for publicly criticizing the company’s climate practices. The quotes were published on Medium with workers’ names, in a show of solidarity.  Lunchtime conversations: In addition to submitting questions during…

Google fires employees for alleged workplace activism

Four software engineers say they were fired by Google last week in retaliation for workplace activism. The former employees plan to file complaints with the National Labor Relations Board in a move that will likely escalate tensions between Google’s management and workforce.  Lunchtime Conversations: How can Google regain its reputation as the architect of the…

Rise of employee and investor activism

Storyline: Google and Microsoft employees continue to publicly question their employers’ business decisions, oppose government contracts or raise broader moral questions about workplace policies. Highlighting another important issue, activist investor group Arjuna Capital is pushing companies to back up their claims of gender pay equity with supporting data.  Google said it would end forced arbitration and allow employees…

Sustainability: Corporate and employee activism

Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., producer of GreenBiz.com, and lead author of the annual State of Green Business report. A veteran journalist with more than 40 years’ experience, he also hosts GreenBiz’s annual GreenBiz Forums, the global event series VERGE, and other…