KEY POINTS
  • Amazon will face charges it illegally fired two tech workers, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, who were outspoken critics of its climate policies and labor practices.
  • The National Labor Relations Board has set a hearing for Sept. 28.
  • The NLRB in April found merit to Cunningham and Costa's complaint that Amazon engaged in unfair labor practices.
Environmentalists protesting outside Amazon's shareholder meeting

The National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing on Sept. 28 to review charges that Amazon illegally retaliated against two of its most outspoken internal critics when it fired them last year, according to a filing.

Amazon fired Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, both of whom were user experience designers at the company's Seattle headquarters, for "repeatedly violating internal policies" in April of 2020. Cunningham and Costa said they were fired in retaliation for their continued criticism of Amazon's climate policies and labor practices.