Listen to this bullshit: Amazon is making it so that their employee chat app will block and flag words like “union”, “ethics”, and “restroom”. They are also apparently going twist oil into their mustaches and tie any dissenting employees to the train tracks just as the old 5:15 comes in from Albuquerque. Scumbags. Solidarity with the workers, people! (Get a load in the quote below of what passes for communications damage-control at Amazon: WE’RE JUST TRYING TO HELP.)
AMAZON WILL BLOCK and flag employee posts on a planned internal messaging app that contain keywords pertaining to labor unions, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Intercept. An automatic word monitor would also block a variety of terms that could represent potential critiques of Amazon’s working conditions, like “slave labor,” “prison,” and “plantation,” as well as “restrooms” — presumably related to reports of Amazon employees relieving themselves in bottles to meet punishing quotas.
“Our teams are always thinking about new ways to help employees engage with each other,” said Amazon spokesperson Barbara M. Agrait. “This particular program has not been approved yet and may change significantly or even never launch at all.”