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Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company ‘Chickenshit’ for Firing Protesting Workers

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  • Amazon Vice President Tim Bray, renowned software engineer, creator of JSON, leaves Amazon and publicly voices his disappointment with Amazon.
  • His main point is that firing employees for striking, as Amazon has been doing recently, is a move “designed to create a climate of fear”.
  • Tim Bray is the highest-level former employee to ever call Amazon out on their questionable practices, as well as to call for climate protection action at Amazon.
  • He snapped after a firing of two employees that organized a climate walkout, and could no longer be part of a company whose actions he despises.
  • Amazon declined to comment on Tim Bray’s public letter.

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