What was that about Bill de Blasio saying he was going to slap a “robot tax” on corporations that automate jobs now done by people? If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hadn’t already chased Amazon out of the city over tax breaks, Amazon might seriously be running the numbers and seeing if the robot tax would really be a punitive measure.

According to Vox, nearly 1,000 Amazon employees so far have pledged to walk off the job Sept. 20, joining other groups in protesting the lack of urgency in their employers’ climate change efforts. The group is calling itself Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and has its own Twitter feed:

The letter reads in part:

“Young people all around the world have been striking from school to call attention to the climate crisis. We’re answering their call to walk out because our role, as employees of one of the largest companies in the world, means we need to push for a climate plan that gets us to zero emissions company-wide by 2030,” said Bobby Gordon, a Finance Manager at Amazon in Seattle.

Employees want Amazon to commit to zero emissions by 2030 and pilot electric vehicles first in communities most impacted by pollution. Climate science reports show that the world needs to reach net zero emissions by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.

They even made a video in which they claim “everything is on fire” and “the planet is f**ked.”

Zero emissions by 2030? That’s just a decade from now, but it still slips under AOC’s 12-year deadline.

Look who else is planning on going on strike that day: Microsoft Workers for Good.

They also gave a shout-out to pint-sized climate alarmist Greta Thunberg:

We’re sure plenty of other companies will see employees walk out as well. The video also mentions the “Fridays of the Future” movement, so expect any our your younger employees to start striking one day a week until their emission demands are met.


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