- Index hide3 The company supports its employees who want to travel to have an abortion in other states of the country.
amazon records 950 thousand workers in the United States.
Company executives explain that their employees have many points of view.
The company supports its employees who want to travel to have an abortion in other states of the country.
The annulment of the historic sentence that legalized abortion in the United States, by the Supreme Court of the United States, continues to generate protests and discussion in many states and in large companies. Among them is Amazon, where its employees they are asking the e-commerce giant for “space and time” to “protest this attack on their rights.”
According to a letter from the workers leaked by the US media, the petition is signed by hundreds of employees from the Seattle headquarters, a letter that was posted on Twitter by the “Libs of TikTok” account, where you can read What company employees demand that Amazon “cease operations in states that enact laws that threaten the lives and liberty of people seeking abortions, either by denying medical care in life-threatening circumstances or by criminalizing abortion seekers and providers.”
SCOOP: Hundreds of Amazon employees signed an open letter to Amazon leadership demanding they cease doing business in states where abortion is illegal and requesting time off to grieve the Supreme Court ruling pic.twitter.com/qWSts5KAcJ
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 27, 2022
Amazon is one of the large companies in the United States and according to their annual report, the income of the online retailer presented an upward trend throughout the period, so that in 2021 they were above 469 billion dollars.
Given these revenues, the company founded by millionaire Jeff Bezos has approximately 1.6 million workers on its staff, including those full-time and those with a part-time contract. In the United States, the company was one of those that added the most workers during the pandemic, where it added more than 450,000 workers and now has 950,000 American workers.
Amazon HR team response
After the protests of the workers of the company At eCommerce, Amazon human resources chief Beth Galetti implored employees last Friday to “be respectful of everyone’s perspectives” after discussions about abortion erupted on the company’s Slack platform.
“Many Amazonians are experiencing strong emotions following the recent US Supreme Court ruling,” Galletti wrote.
In that order, the executive explained that as a large company, not only in the United States, but throughout the world, there are many points of view.
“As a company with 1.6 million employees, there are many different points of view on this topic across our team, and we work to be respectful of everyone’s perspectives while caring for and supporting the personal health needs of our employees. ”, add.
Amazon support for travel of employees who need to abort
Recall that in May, Amazon announced that it would cover up to $4,000 in annual expenses for employees who need to travel to other states to access treatment for situations that are not life-threatening, including abortion and personal care. transgender.
As well, the eCommerce company has already covered travel reimbursement of up to 10 thousand dollars for the treatment of life-threatening conditions.
Although there are these benefits, after the Supreme Court ruling on June 24, it is not enough for some Amazon employees, so they demand that the company “publicly and unequivocally denounce this decision”, and “organize company-sponsored protests in support of Amazon employees”.
Another request from employees to management is that they make matching donations to organizations that offer access to abortion and that expand remote work options to allow employees the option to relocate to states that choose to preserve their basic human rights.
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