Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Bernie Sanders has recorded a video with the Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, attacking Amazon’s alleged climate failings and alleged mistreatment of their climate whistleblowers.
Bernie Sanders taps Amazon employees to blast the company’s record on climate change
- Bernie Sanders released a new video Monday that features Amazon employees Marne Costa and Emily Cunningham.
- Costa and Cunningham were warned they violated Amazon’s policies after speaking out to the press about the company’s climate stance. Amazon also threatened to fire Costa if she continued to speak to news organizations.
- It comes as Amazon employees have called for the company to develop a comprehensive climate change plan.
A new video from Senator Bernie Sanders takes a swipe at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, with the help of two employees who have spoken out against the company’s climate policies.
The two-minute video was posted to Sanders’ Senate Twitter account on Monday and features Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, both of whom are user experience designers. In it, Cunningham and Costa discuss how they’ve faced retaliation from Amazon for calling out the company’s climate policies. The video does not appear to be part of Sanders’ presidential campaign.
Amazon's workers are speaking out to say: Jeff Bezos should not be in the business of fossil fuel extraction.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 6, 2020
The company’s response? Retaliate with threats of firing.
I stand with these employees who are fighting to protect the only home we have. pic.twitter.com/bvgsEH7nHj
For years many large companies have gotten away with gross climate hypocrisy. Bernie’s decision to side with Amazon employee climate activists suggests fake climate activism is no longer a safe corporate strategy.