×
258
Fashion Jobs
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY
Indirect Accounts Payable Specialist-ii
Permanent · BENGALURU
KANARY STAFFING
Hiring Area Sales Manager (Pharma) For Leading Pharma Company
Permanent · Pune
LAVYA ASSOCIATES HR SERVICES
Regional Manager - Corporate Sales | Life Insurance - Ahmedabad
Permanent · Chennai
INDUSIND BANK
Hiring - Area Collection Manager - Bangalore
Permanent · Bengaluru
MANBA FINANCE
Area Sales Manager - Mumbai (Two Wheeler Loans)
Permanent · Navi Mumbai
CIEL HR
Manufacturing / Production Manager (From Nickel Plating Plant Only)
Permanent · Ahmedabad
CREATIVE HR SERVICE
Production Manager
Permanent · Vapi
PEOPLE FIRST CONSULTANTS
Area Sales Manager - Medical Devices, Bangalore
Permanent · Bengaluru
TALIFIC CONSULTING SERVICES
Area Sales Manager - Project Sales
Permanent · Prayagraj
THE BANYAN HR CONSULTS
Training Manager For a Garments CO For Chennai / Bangalore / Hyd
Permanent · Chennai
AJAY INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION (AICL)
Production Manager (hp Division)
Permanent · Ghaziabad
VRB CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Job Opening as Asst Manager Production - Keshwana
Permanent · Keshwana
POLYCAB INDIA LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Ludhiana
CEAT
am Production Tbr Stock (Halol- Gujarat)
Permanent · Halol
FIRST MERIDIAN BUSINESS SERVICES
Head Production Manager
Permanent · Gurugram
SHALIMAR INCENSE
Senior Area Sales Manager/Regional Sales Manager- South
Permanent · Bengaluru
FIRST MERIDIAN BUSINESS SERVICES
Production Manager (Female)
Permanent · Oragadam
POLICYBOSS
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Chennai
RADON INDIA
Area Sales Manager - (Dealer Channel)
Permanent · Jaipur
PEOPLEFY INFOSOLUTIONS
Job Opening For Area Sales Manager Role in Mnc For Vijayawada
Permanent · Vijayawada
STANVAC CHEMICALS
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Beawar
PERFECT PUBLISHING SOLUTIONS
Area Sale Manager-Denmark Mnc - Hearing Aid or Medical Device
Permanent · Kolhapur
By
Reuters API
Published
Apr 11, 2022
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Amazon faces shareholder vote on treatment of warehouse workers

By
Reuters API
Published
Apr 11, 2022

Amazon.com Inc., the world's biggest retailer, will face a shareholder vote calling for an independent audit of its treatment of warehouse workers after the top U.S. securities regulator turned down the company's request to skip the resolution.



The decision means Amazon investors will get to vote on the issue for the first time, proponents said, taking advantage of guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in November that made it more supportive of votes on significant social issues.

Founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, Amazon has drawn increasing criticism in recent years for its treatment of workers, including claims of poor working conditions at its warehouses and its attempts to block workers unionising.

With investors globally pushing companies to look after their workforce as part of an increased focus on social issues, London-based retail investor activist platform Tulipshare helped file a resolution seeking to shine a light on Amazon's practices.

Specifically, the proposal - filed under the name of a Tulipshare investor, Thomas Dadashi Tazehozi - asked the company to commission an independent audit and report on working conditions at the company.

While Amazon asked the SEC to let them refuse to put the resolution to a vote, claiming the issue relates to ordinary business operations, an April 6 letter from the SEC disagreed.

"In our view, the Tazehozi Proposal transcends ordinary business matters," said the letter seen by Reuters.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. An annual general meeting of shareholders is scheduled for May 25.

A separate shareholder resolution seeking an audit on workplace health and safety submitted to the company by investors including the Domini Impact Equity Fund was not backed by the regulator, though.

Noting that the second resolution was "substantially duplicative" of the first, the SEC said there was some basis for the company's request that it be allowed to skip the vote, and it would not recommend enforcement action if Amazon were to do so.

Last week some 55% of workers at a Staten Island warehouse voted to form the first U.S. union at Amazon.

 

© Thomson Reuters 2023 All rights reserved.