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CBA Newsletter -April finalise

Published by hkust.bsu, 2022-04-21 17:14:50

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Amazon to Lead US Racial Equity Audit by Summer Woon Since the employees of Amazon protested regarding racial issues in Amazon, the US attorney-general has begun to look into \"disparate racial impacts\" from Amazon's employment practices seriously. Now, let us dive into the racial problems and solutions of Amazon. The Current Business Affairs Newsletter (April Issue) of The Business Students' Union, HKUSTSU is taking you on the journey of the Amazon. What are the Race Problems? Did Amazon Solve the Problems? Several Black employees feel Amazon has failed to The human resources department in Amazon has not create a corporate-wide atmosphere where they feel done adequately to root out employees that they feel welcomed and worthy. Instead, they frequently have discriminated against them or their Black encounter direct and insidious discrimination that colleagues. Even when the employees reported these abuses their careers and personal lives. Amazon's interactions to human resources, the offending review and promotion systems have created an colleagues often faced few or no repercussions, unlevel playing area. Black employees receive the especially in cases where there were no other least effective marks more often than all other witnesses. colleagues and are promoted at a lower rate than non-Black peers. These issues expanded outside Amazon's corporate workforce after Amazon fired a Black warehouse Quoted from the Financial Times, there are also manager who had organized a protest against what the some biased interactions inside Amazon's corporate group said were insufficient health protections for offices, including a white male manager who told a workers during the early weeks of the pandemic. Black female employee, unprompted, that his Amazon's top lawyer later referred to the manager ancestors \"owned slaves, but I'm pretty sure they being not smart. Amazon white-collar employees were good to their slaves.\" Others described fumed over the manager's treatment and the lawyer's microaggressions as being called out by managers choice of words, which were viewed as offensive at and peers for not smiling or being friendly enough. best and racist at worst by the press.

What did the Shareholders do? The company also will face a shareholder vote next month calling for an independent audit of its treatment After all the racial issues in Amazon, ahead of of warehouse workers. The proposal cites reports of Amazon’s annual meeting in May, the most rising injury rates inside warehouses, and a recent significant public pension funds in the U.S. have citation by Washington state’s workplace-safety finally put forward a shareholder proposal. The so- regulator, as evidence of workers being subjugated to called proposal will propose an independent audit unsafe working conditions and unfair treatment. for Amazon that would break down safety data by race, gender and ethnicity. Shareholders have also Your Feedback been pressing Amazon to commission an independent review of how the company may Your feedback will help a lot to improve our CBA contribute to racial inequities. Newsletter, if you have any enquiries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact The Executive The proposal led Amazon to conduct a racial-equity Committee of the Union through email by audit of its hourly workers after shareholders urged [email protected] or by mail to Mailbox #15, LG5 the company to provide more transparency into how Student Amenities, The Hong Kong University of its policies affect diversity, equity and workplace Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, inclusion. The audit will have to evaluate any HK. disparate racial impacts on nearly one million U.S. hourly employees resulting from Amazon's policies, Sources: programs and practices. eca418ed13f9\\ by-former-ag-loretta-lynch.html

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