Amazon is cracking down on internal communication after a surge in worker activism

Found on Vox on Friday, 01 May 2020
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Amazon’s corporate employees have started to question the e-commerce giant’s business and labor practices more than ever before. In response, the company appears to be cracking down.

Some inside the company see the new communications rules as a way to muzzle corporate employees who are increasingly organizing on behalf of their lower-paid colleagues.

Last year, Amazon’s tech giant peer Google similarly limited employee speech on internal forums following a rise in worker activism. While the move was met with a fair share of criticism, the crackdown ultimately was not enough to stop workers from continuing to organize and publicly leak controversial company initiatives.

If you want to organize against your employer, do not use ways of communication they can control and censor; and remember that with every single order, you support this modern form of slavery.