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To: Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com, and Congress
Amazon can afford to pay, but only will if we make it
Amazon is one of the most powerful corporations in history.
It is remaking how the economy works in the 21st century, squeezing every last drop it can at every turn. The Amazon business model...
• Squeezes workers: While tripling profits in Q3 2023, Amazon subjects warehouse workers and drivers to a high-pressure environment that breaks their bodies and ultimately forces them to quit.
• Squeezes communities: Instead of giving back to the people who helped it grow, Amazon starves them of tax revenue through its world-beating efforts at tax dodging. In 2019, Amazon paid just a 1.2% tax rate in the U.S., up from 0% the two previous years.
• Squeezes the planet: While Amazon celebrated a 0.4% drop in total emissions in 2022, it would still take the company until the year 2378 to reach its stated 2040 target of net zero emissions.
The pandemic has exposed how Amazon places profits ahead of workers, society, and our planet. Amazon takes too much and gives back too little. It is time to Make Amazon Pay.
Why is this important?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion-dollar corporation, with Bezos becoming the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth. Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives as essential workers and only briefly received an increase in pay. Now, we're demanding Amazon pay its fair share to workers, communities, and the planet.
Sign the petition to join workers, activists, and citizens from across the globe coming together to Make Amazon Pay its workers fairly, pay for its impact on the environment, and pay its taxes.
Together, we'll demand Amazon and lawmakers implement policies to improve the workplace, provide job security, respect workers, operate sustainably, and pay back to society.