Amazon Employee Warns Internal Groups They’re Being Monitored For Labor Organizing

Found on Vice on Thursday, 24 September 2020
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An Amazon Web Services employee emailed a series of internal Amazon listservs and told them that their communications were being monitored for labor organizing efforts and processed in a data farming project by the company's Global Security Operations, according to an internal email obtained by Motherboard.

The email was sent during a period of increased scrutiny of Amazon for its efforts to thwart internal labor organizing efforts, and surveil workers' efforts to plan protests and other forms of collective action. Since the start of the pandemic, Amazon has fired at least two warehouse workers and two corporate employees who agitated and organized for improved working conditions.

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