Amazon has deleted two job listings posted to its company employment web site detailing “intelligence analyst” roles that concerned, amongst different duties, monitoring “labor organizing threats” inside the firm. The listings, which had been posted days in the past, first started circulating on Twitter earlier right now, earlier than Amazon eliminated them in response to widespread outcry on social media.
The firm now claims the listings weren’t correct representations of the roles, according to CNBC. “The job post was not an accurate description of the role — it was made in error and has since been corrected,” an Amazon consultant stated in a press release, though Amazon doesn’t seem to offer any data as to how the listings had been inaccurate.
The job listings had been for positions inside Amazon’s international safety operations division, particularly inside the Global Intelligence Program. One was for an intelligence analyst and the opposite for a senior intelligence analyst, each out of an Amazon workplace in Phoenix, Arizona. The position was described in a single now-deleted itemizing as “vital to ensuring that Amazon operations leadership have access to actionable intelligence that informs decision making on a global scale.” Part of that effort, because the itemizing defined, includes “engaging and informing [executive leadership] on sensitive topics … including labor organizing threats against the company.”
None of Amazon’s contract, warehouse, or company workforces are unionized, and the corporate has lengthy exhibited anti-union sentiments by insurance policies and actions taken in opposition to former staff. Amazon has been recognized to distribute anti-union movies to Whole Foods places, and earlier this 12 months, it was reported to be using a heat map to monitor Whole Foods stores all through the nation to observe a possible unionization marketing campaign.
The firm has additionally fired staff, like New York City warehouse worker and walkout organizer Chris Smalls, after these staff publicly criticized the corporate or, like in Smalls’ case, helped set up labor actions. Amazon has claimed it doesn’t retaliate in opposition to staff and fired Smalls and others, together with staff who criticized Amazon’s climate record and warehouse worker conditions during COVID-19, for violations of its company insurance policies. Shortly after Smalls’ termination, notes from a gathering of Amazon executives published by Vice News revealed a plan to smear Smalls as unintelligent and inarticulate and use him to discredit the corporate’s rising pro-labor motion.