I know Marxists and communists and — well, just plain unions — have taught a good portion of the last generation or two that certain responsibilities can be shunned in favor of taking up social issues. However, companies like Amazon don’t pay people to give their take on abortion. They pay their employees to do the job they need them to do.
On Monday, Amazon employees sent an open letter to “Amazon Leadership” conveying their dismay at the overturning of Roe v. Wade, while also giving said leadership a list of things they could do as a company to “help our country correct its course.”
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
Basically, these employees want Amazon to do everything they can to promote abortion in the face of the Supreme Court’s decision on the matter. They even go so far as to call abortion a “basic human right” multiple times, while also providing a website link to “learn more” about “talking points.”
Here’s the “list” that the employees are essentially demanding of their superiors:
- Use Amazon’s voice to publicly and unequivocally denounce this decision.
- Allow employees of all genders the space and time to grieve, express their frustrations, and protest against this assault on our rights.
- Organize company-sponsored protests in support of Amazon employees.
- Donate and match donations to bail funds and assistance groups working to expand abortion access for women and pregnant people in impacted states…
- Expand remote work options to allow employees the option to relocate to states that choose to preserve their basic human rights.
- Audit and remove product offerings that misrepresent the facts on abortion or encourage hate speech or violence toward abortion seekers.
- Audit all political donations and immediately cease contributions to political committees that oppose abortion, including but not limited to the RGA, the RSLC, and the NRSC, as well as any and all other donations that fund anti-abortion campaigns.
- Enact company-wide policy change going forward to ensure that Amazon does not aid or abet anti-abortion causes, ideologies, groups or public figures, including via donation, product sale, public statement, or otherwise.
- Cease operations in states that enact laws that threaten the lives and liberty of abortion seekers, either by denying healthcare in life threatening circumstances or by criminalizing abortion seekers and providers.
First of all, who do these employees think they are? What they wrote the letter about has nothing to do with their everyday jobs. And you can also see the unfettered ego of the employees who think that what they believe is so right that it would — as mentioned above — “help our country correct its course.”
These employees should be fired immediately. They have no say as to how Amazon conducts its business, unless a specific employee is in a position to do so. Even then, good luck getting that past the board who — even if they agree — wouldn’t turn the most profitable website in the U.S. into a purple-haired freak of a company who prioritizes social justice over business.
That’s a good way to kill your organization.
H/T: Business Insider
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