Tell Amazon Investors: It's Time To Hold Them Accountable
Together, we've built unprecedented pressure on Amazon to stop its racist abuse of workers and communities—and now we have a major opportunity at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on May 25th.
Shareholders will consider:
A resolution brought by Daniel Olayiwola, a warehouse worker from Texas, to stop the injury and turnover crisis at Amazon by ending productivity quotas and worker surveillance.
A proposal challenging Amazon’s partnerships with police, ICE, prisons, the Israeli military – partnerships that fuel profiling, criminalization, incarceration, deportation, and police violence around the world.
Proposals that address warehouse working conditions, freedom of association and worker retaliation, and racial and gender disparities at Amazon.
Firing two board members who have failed to address Amazon’s worker safety crisis: Daniel Huttenlocher and Judith McGrath.
For too long, Amazon has weaponized its power against workers and communities of color.
Join us in telling investors to deliver accountability at Amazon by standing with Daniel, protecting workers and communities of color, and voting out the directors that failed to stop racist abuse.
From: [Your Name]
Dear Amazon shareholder:
We urge you to use your power at Amazon to stand with workers and communities of color at this year’s shareholder meeting. Shareholders have a historic opportunity to end Amazon’s warehouse safety crisis and take a stand on human rights by challenging the company’s surveillance partnerships with police, prisons, and foreign governments. You have the authority to hold leaders at Amazon accountable for failing to serve the best interest of the company and its employees. We ask that you please:
- Stand with warehouse workers to end Amazon’s high-tech sweatshop model that leads to injuries and high turnover. Daniel Olayiwola, a warehouse worker in San Antonio, will present a floor resolution at the annual meeting to halt unsafe productivity quotas and worker surveillance practices.
- Vote “Yes” to resolutions that address warehouse working conditions, freedom of association and worker retaliation, and racial and gender disparities at Amazon. (items 9, 13, 16, and 17).
- Vote “Yes” on proposals challenging Amazon’s decision to sell powerful surveillance technologies to governments with histories of human rights abuses (Items 6 and 19).
- Support the call from New York State and New York City Comptrollers to vote “Against” two members of the Board of Directors who oversee Amazon’s employment practices and workplace safety programs: Daniel Huttenlocher and Judith McGrath.
Over the past year, worker injuries, worker retaliation, and human rights abuses got worse, not better. Amazon technology has been turned against working people and people of color. While technology can be leveraged for social good, Amazon has not taken that responsibility seriously. Instead, it continuously invents new ways to abuse its own workers with technology. Amazon technology systems are being used to expand criminalization and state violence not only in our own communities—but around the world. It’s time to change Amazon.
A full analysis from a coalition of racial justice, worker, and community organizations can be found here: AthenaForAll.org/MonitoredReport
A copy of the aforementioned floor resolution from Amazon warehouse worker Daniel Olayiwola is available at https://bit.ly/danielamazonres
We ask you to deliver accountability at Amazon by standing with workers like Daniel, protecting workers and communities of color, and voting against the directors that failed to stop racist abuse.