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Amazon whistleblowers on their journey from inspired to fired

Two former Amazon employees say they were fired for their activism, while working for the e-commerce giant. They say they were trying to bring attention to working conditions in the warehouses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazon is facing criticism for not doing enough to ensure the safety of its warehouse workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark Lennihan/The Associated Press)
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Amazon has seen an incredible demand for its products during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the company is also facing a wave of criticism over not doing enough to ensure the safety of its warehouse workers.

We speak with Maren Costa and Emily Cunningham, two former Amazon tech employees. They say they were fired because they tried to raise awareness about the conditions at Amazon warehouses.