An Amazon employee group sent an 'anti-surveillance' petition with over 200 signatures to CEO Jeff Bezos

An Amazon employee group sent an 'anti-surveillance' petition with over 200 signatures to CEO Jeff Bezos

A protester stands on her car and blocks traffic as people participate in a "car caravan" protest at the Amazon Spheres to demand the Seattle City Council tax the city's largest businesses in Seattle, Washington on May 1, 2020.
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Over 200 employees signed a petition calling for transparency around Amazon's labor-tracking efforts.

The names of the sign-ons were revealed last week, and the petition was sent to Amazon's leadership.

Amazon faces a vote on forming a union next month, which would be the first in its history.

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The names of more than 200 Amazon employees who had signed an "anti-surveillance" petition last fall were made public last week ahead of the petition being forwarded to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an internal employee group called Amazonians for Employee Privacy told Insider.The "anti-surveillance" petition campaign, first created in October, demands Amazon's leadership to stop monitoring employee activism and labor-organization efforts, as Insider previously reported. The employee privacy group is requesting greater transparency around Amazon's recent activities, including a "union heat map" previously reported by Insider."The practices that Amazon engages in by monitoring its labor force for signs of dissent discourages workers from being able to voice their issues collectively through structures like a union," a representative from Amazonians for Employee Privacy said in an email statement.The group has also created a separate "Anti-surveillance" pledge that asks managers and members of the human resources and global security teams to commit to.
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