Amazon is reportedly tightening access to internal mass email lists amid a surge of worker organizing (AMZN)
- Amazon is keeping a closer eye on large internal email lists, Recode reported Wednesday.
- Some employees perceived the increased enforcement as an attempt by Amazon to limit activism within its ranks, according to Recode, while the company told Business Insider the move was part of a routine audit.
- Activists fired by Amazon earlier in April accused the company of trying to shut down a virtual event discussing working conditions by deleting employees’ calendar invites.
- Amazon workers have become increasingly critical in recent weeks of the company’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, organizing multiple protests and walkouts.
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Amazon is ramping up enforcement of its internal communications rules limiting employees’ use of large email lists, Recode reported Wednesday.
Amazon’s IT department told employees who manage email lists of more than 500 people that they must have moderators pre-approve posts on those lists — an existing rule that some employees said was rarely enforced, according to Recode.
Additionally, the moderators must be designated “L6” managers or above, effectively limiting the list of employees able to approve posts to a smaller subset of higher ranking managers, sparking concerns that the company …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]