Athena Coalition Responds to Amazon’s Black Leadership Departures
June 22, 2022

STATEMENT: Athena Coalition Responds to Amazon’s Black Leadership Departures FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 22, 2022 Contact: In response to two of Amazon’s most senior Black executives departing the company, the Athena Coalition provided the following statement: “Less than a year into his tenure as CEO of Amazon, and amidst growing scrutiny from workers, […]

Athena Coalition Statement on Results of Historic Amazon Annual General Meeting
May 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jane Chung, 201-686-5901, In response to results of the Amazon’s Annual General Meeting that took place on May 25, 2022, Maurice BP-Weeks Executive Director of Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) and founding member of the Athena Coalition, provided the following statement: “A record-breaking four Amazon warehouse workers […]

Monitored: How Amazon Undermines the Safety of Workers and Our Communities (Report)
May 10, 2022

About the Report (Download the Report as PDF) Over the last year, Amazon’s needless abuse of power over workers, communities of color, and small businesses put it in the center of investigations, state and federal oversight, legislative action, and civil society campaigns. Amazon’s continued failure to address these abuses is resulting in escalating actions to […]

Athena Statement on Workers’ Remembrance Day
April 28, 2022

Today, on Workers’ Remembrance Day, we honor and remember the lives of Amazon workers lost, injured, and otherwise harmed this past year. We remember the six workers who were killed last December in Edwardsville, Illinois. These deaths were preventable, but were not prevented due to Amazon’s negligence of basic worker safety drills and National Weather […]