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Employees from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have announced plans to walk out of their offices as part of a protest over global warming on September 20.
Fortune reports that employees from the Masters of the Universe including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have announced plans to walk out of their jobs on September 20 to participate in a global climate strike. The protests are set to take place in 150 countries around the world in an attempt to send a message to leaders who are meeting on September 23 for the 2019 Climate Action Summit, with more protest scheduled for September 27.
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In a tweet, the Google Workers for Action on Climate Change group confirmed that it was organizing employees to attend the event but it has not revealed how many are expected to walk out in protest.
A former Google DeepMind researcher, Jack Kelly, now runs a nonprofit focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions called Open Climate Fix. Kelly tweeted his support for the walkout stating: “I’m so pleased this is happening. Google Cloud’s enthusiastic sales pitch to upstream oil & gas producers heavily influenced my decision to leave Google.”
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1,235 Amazon employees are reportedly planning on walking out of their jobs marking the first major walkout at the firms Seattle headquarters during the company’s 25 years of operation. Although there have been complaints over Amazon worker conditions, none have resulted in as large a walkout as the climate change protest. Breitbart News reported in 2017:
At Amazon’s newest warehouse in Tilbury, Essex, Selby “found staff asleep on their feet, exhausted.” His firsthand account...
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