Amazon fires two tech workers after they publicly criticized warehouse conditions
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Amazon has fired two Seattle-based employees who publicly criticized safety and working conditions at its warehouses during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Washington Post reports. User experience designers Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa were both fired on Friday after they tweeted criticism of the company, and offered to match donations to warehouse workers. Both had also previously criticized Amazon’s climate policies.
A third employee, Chris Hayes, was asked not to return to work after he circulated an invitation to join a virtual discussion with warehouse workers, The New York Times reports. Hayes had handed in his notice at the company over its treatment of the workers and was due to leave on April 17th, but was told he would no longer…