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Amazon seeks to block proposal calling for greater diversity in hiring

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Amazon seeks to block proposal calling for greater diversity in hiring

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain. Article by Katherine Khashimova Long. Tech Xplore – January 28, 2021.

Amazon has asked federal regulators to block a number of shareholder proposals that strike to the heart of many recent criticisms of the Seattle-based commerce behemoth, including its stances on curbing hate speech and offensive content, diversity in hiring, workplace conditions for hourly warehouse employees and its surveillance technologies.

If granted, Amazon’s requests would mean shareholders would not have an opportunity to vote on those proposals at the company’s shareholder meeting this year, where they would likely be rejected regardless. Last year, none of a dozen shareholder proposals were approved. […]

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