#9040476 at 2020-05-05 20:06:03 (UTC+1) Q Research General #11572: Enjoy Cinco De Mayo Edition
BEZOS ON COURSE TO BE WORLD'S FIRST TRILLIONAIRE AS VIRUS HELPS AMAZON! VP Quits, Blasts Company for 'Chickensh*t' Firing of Whistleblowers...
Jeff Bezos 'could see wealth surge' as coronavirus drives Amazon fortune
The coronavirus pandemic has already cost over three million lives worldwide, and its economic cost cannot even begin to be measured.
But that cost won't fall on all of us equally. Some will actually come out of this unprecedented crisis even better off than they were before.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, already the world's richest man with personal wealth somewhere in the region of $145 billion, is enjoying a sudden surge in his fortunes as more of us are shopping from home than ever.
Bezos, 56, started Amazon in his garage in 1994 and still owns 11% of the company's shares. In February those shares were trading at $1,689. Last week they were changing hands for well over $2,000.
Amazon has reported $75.5 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2020.
Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company 'Chickenshit' for Firing Protesting Workers
TimBray, a well known senior engineer and Vice President at Amazon has "quit in dismay" because Amazon has been "firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of Covid-19." In an open letter on his website, Bray, who has worked at the company for nearly six years, called the company "chickenshit" for firing and disparaging employees who have organized protests. He also said the firings are "designed to create a climate of fear."
Amazon's strategy throughout the coronavirus crisis has been to fire dissenters and disparage them both in the press and behind closed doors. There have been dozens of confirmed coronavirus cases at warehouses around the country, and workers have repeatedly said the company isn't doing enough to protect them. Last week, Amazon ended a program that allowed workers to take unlimited unpaid Time off if they fear getting sick from the coronavirus. Last Friday, Amazon workers together with Target, FedEx, Instacart, and Whole Foods workers, went on strike to protest their working conditions.
In statements to Motherboard, Amazon has said its own protesting workers are "spreading misinformation and making false claims about Amazon," and that it "objects to the irresponsible actions of labor groups." Last month, Amazon fired Chris Smalls, an Amazon worker in New York City. In a meeting, Amazon executives said that they believe Smalls is not "smart or articulate," and that publicly they would focus on "laying out the case for why the organizer's conduct was immoral, unacceptable, and arguably illegal," according to leaked notes from that meeting obtained by VICE News.
#9028516 at 2020-05-04 23:03:33 (UTC+1) Q Research General #11556: Be Loud Against The Silent War Edition
Amazon VP Resigns in Protest over Treatment of Workers, Whistleblowers
TimBray, a vice president at Jeff Bezos' e-commerce giant Amazon, has resigned in protest of the company's treatment of workers who have criticized the company over inadequate protections against the Chinese virus. In a blog post, Bray aired his dismay at the tech company's treatment of employees who spoke out against the company's handling of the coronavirus. From Bray's blog: Stories surfaced of unrest in Amazon warehouses, workers raising alarms about being uninformed, unprotected, and frightened. Official statements claimed every possible safety precaution was being taken. Then a worker organizing for better safety conditions was fired, and brutally insensitive remarks appeared in leaked executive meeting notes where the focus was on defending Amazon "talking points". Warehouse workers reached out to AECJ for support. They responded by internally promoting a petition and organizing a video call for Thursday April 16 featuring warehouse workers from around the world, with guest activist Naomi Klein. An announcement sent to internal mailing lists on Friday April 10th was apparently the flashpoint. Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, two visible AECJ leaders, were fired on the spot that day. The justifications were laughable; it was clear to any reasonable observer that they were turfed for whistleblowing. Management could have objected to the event, or demanded that outsiders be excluded, or that leadership be represented, or any number of other things; there was plenty of Time. Instead, they just fired the activists. At that point I snapped.
Amazon is currently facing multiple inquiries from labor regulators over allegations that it unlawfully retaliated against employees who complained about the company's failure to protect them from the virus. One of the fired Amazon employees, Chris Smalls, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News last week, on a segment of SirusXM's Breitbart News Tonight with Rebecca Mansour. "At the beginning of March, we were unprotected," Smalls told Mansour. "We didn't have any facial masks, we didn't have any cleaning supplies. We didn't have the right type of gloves that protect our skin. My associates, my employees that I supervised were falling ill in a domino effect, one by one [with] flu-like symptoms. Some of them were even vomiting at their stations." After airing his concerns, Smalls was fired before the end of March.
#9026347 at 2020-05-04 20:11:37 (UTC+1) Q Research General #11554: Hoose Yo Daddy Renegade? Edition
Top engineer quits Amazon in protest over firings of Covid-19 whistleblower employees
Vice-president and top engineer at Amazon Web Services TimBray has resigned in protest over the firings of workers, mainly from minorities, who complained over conditions at the company's warehouses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of Covid-19," Bray wrote in an open letter titled 'Bye, Amazon' which he posted on his personal blog. His last day at the company was May 1.
Bray admitted working with Amazon was the "best job" he ever had, and said he will likely be losing "over a million (pre-tax) dollars" by leaving his position, but he took issue with the company's firings of employees who complained about safety conditions and fears in warehouses, which continue to operate during the current pandemic.
"The justifications [from the company] were laughable; it was clear to any reasonable observer that they were turfed for whistleblowing," Bray wrote of the axed employees, noting that the firings seem focused on minority workers.
#9024766 at 2020-05-04 18:23:13 (UTC+1) Q Research General #11552: Rigged For Red Edition
>>9024417 lb TimBray Amazon VP resigns after firings of activist workers.
He resigns for noble cause (if true great), but then names 6 activist workers by full names in his blog. To what purpose? Telling the world these are heroes or notifying of who the troublemakers are? A lot of people are coming forward (nurse) or being named. Eyes need to be on these people bucking the narrative, bucking the corporate positions.
#9024417 at 2020-05-04 17:44:47 (UTC+1) Q Research General #11551: You'll Love How This Movie Ends Edition
Amazon VP resigns after firings of activist workers
TimBray, a vice president and senior engineer at Amazon Web Services, has resigned over the firings of activist workers at the online retail giant.
"Remaining an Amazon VP would have meant, in effect, signing off on actions I despised," Bray wrote in a blog post.
"So I resigned."
Amazon has fired several employees that have protested the workplace conditions at warehouses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bray wrote that the "vicTims weren't abstract entities but real people; here are some of their names: Courtney Bowden, Gerald Bryson, Maren Costa, Emily Cunningham, Bashir Mohammed, and Chris Smalls."