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Amazon Cracks Down on Rebel Workers


Amazon Cracks Down on Employee Resistance: "Thought Police" Use Internal Chat System to Spy on Critics

In a shocking move, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has announced a draconian new policy forcing employees to spend at least three days a week in the office. But when thousands of workers refused to comply, the company launched a vicious crackdown on dissent.

Amazon’s Thought Police

According to a new complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Amazon’s management used its internal chat system, Chime, to interrogate employees about their participation in a walkout protesting the new policy. The employee, who has been redacted from the complaint, was subjected to a performance improvement plan and eventually offered a "golden parachute" to resign if they signed a severance agreement and waived their right to take legal action.

Retaliation Against Union Activists

The NLRB is accusing Amazon of engaging in a classic case of union-busting, attempting to intimidate and silence employees who were exercising their right to organize and protest. The company’s actions, the NLRB argues, were designed to discourage "protected, concerted activities" and maintain a regime of fear and intimidation.

Amazon’s Response: A Desperate Attempt to Discredit the Whistleblower

In a statement to The Verge, Amazon spokesperson Brad Glasser claimed that the employee in question was "consistently underperforming" and "repeatedly failed to deliver on projects." But sources close to the matter suggest that this is a blatant attempt to discredit the whistleblower and distract from the company’s real motivations.

The Battle for Worker Rights Has Only Just Begun

If Amazon and the employee do not settle, the case will go to trial with an NLRB Administrative Law Judge in Seattle on February 4th, 2025. The outcome of this case will have far-reaching implications for the labor movement and the rights of workers to organize and protest. Will Amazon’s management continue to prioritize profits over people, or will the company be held accountable for its actions? Only time will tell.



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