“Amazon has reportedly fired more than half a dozen top executives involved in the New York Warehouse Union,” the Guardian reported, noting that the layoffs came shortly after the Staten Island warehouse voted for the union. “Outside the company.” staff review cycle ”.

And while an Amazon spokesman linked the move to the company’s culture of continuous improvement, the Guardian also notes that “most of the fired managers were responsible for Amazon’s response to union efforts,” the New York Times reported.

This week, Amazon won the second union vote. But Salon reports that “in a potentially much more significant event, a coalition of the country’s largest public pension funds with billions of dollars in Amazon shares is urging shareholders to go into battle with Amazon’s corporate package.”
[T]A coalition of major state pension funds is urging shareholders to oppose Amazon’s corporate leadership by voting for a pair of board directors overseeing Amazon’s policies and compensation at the upcoming May 25 shareholders’ meeting …

The national effort is led by New York City Comptroller Brad Lander and New York State Comptroller Tom Dinapali, a pair of elected officials from the Democratic Party who head hundreds of billions of state pension funds. The New York City Pension System and the New York State Common Pension Fund own 1.7 million shares of Amazon worth approximately $ 5.3 billion. At a conference on April 21 at the Harvard Club in Manhattan, several other selected Treasurers from across the country pledged to join the effort …

According to the organizers of the Harvard Club Pension Fund event, the officials present were collectively responsible for managing the $ 2 trillion investment.

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