Press Releases and News


Press Releases

ICCR: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Shareholders to Present a Slate of Proposals at Amazon Annual Meeting

Human/civil rights, gender pay equity and plans to curb GHG emissions among a group of nine proposals highlighting widespread environmental and social risks investors believe endanger shareholder value over the long term.


Harrington Investments: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Harrington Investments Challenges Launch of Amazon "Rekognition”

Investors warn that Rekognition may ultimately allow implementation of not only global authoritarian government control over our lives, but allow the consolidation of all personal information.


Amazon Employees for Climate Justice: April 10th, 2019

Thousands of Amazon Employees Sign Open Letter Asking for a Company-Wide Plan on Climate Change

Workers are asking for a plan that matches the scale and urgency of the climate crisis


News Stories

New York Times: Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used It to Agitate for Change

New York Times: Over 4,200 Amazon Workers Push for Climate Change Action, Including Cutting Some Ties to Big Oil

Seattle Times: Nearly 4,500 Amazon employees challenge company to lead on climate-change policies

Seattle Times: Amazon reveals what typical U.S. worker makes after its minimum-wage bump


CNBC: Shareholders are pressuring Amazon to stop selling facial recognition tech to the government

Politico: Religious groups challenge Amazon on facial recognition tool(see below)

Fox News: Amazon investors press company to stop selling 'racially biased' surveillance tech to government agencies

CNN Business: Amazon investors want it to quit selling facial-recognition tech to the government

The Verge: Shareholders are pushing Amazon to stop selling its facial recognition tool

New York Times: Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased





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