Employees press Amazon for election day holiday

Washington (AFP) – More than 3,000 Amazon employees have signed a petition asking the technology and retail giant to provide a holiday for voting in the November 3 US election, organizers said.The petition was organized by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a group active on several social issues involving the company.”Removing barriers to voting is critical to ensure we have a voice on the issues we care about. There is no racial or climate justice without voting justice,” the group said in a blog post Tuesday.”With reduced polling locations in many states, eight hours is necessary to ensu…

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