Amazon responds after leaked memo reveals company’s PR strategy against warehouse worker

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    Amazon responds after leaked memo reveals company’s PR strategy against warehouse worker - Geek Wire

    Amazon’s logistics chief penned a blog post Thursday, hours after a leaked memo revealed an unflattering glimpse into the company’s PR strategy toward a fired warehouse worker who organized a walkout in New York this week.

    The worker, Christian Smalls, wanted Amazon to do more to protect warehouse workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. He was fired Monday for breaking quarantine and possibly exposing other workers to COVID-19, according to Amazon.

    The leaked memo published by Vice News showed that Amazon General Counsel David Zapolsky called Smalls “not smart or articulate” and sought to make him the face of the labor movement in the New York facility. Critics blasted the Seattle tech giant for its response.