Amazon faces new activism from New York pension funds over worker safety

A group of New York City and state pension funds that together own more than $ 5 billion Amazon Inc. shares urges other shareholders to vote against re-election of two board members because what the institutions say is a lack of adequate protection of workers’ safety.

The New York City Retirement Fund, which represents teachers, police, firefighters and other unions, has teamed up with the New York Retirement Fund and the state treasurer in Illinois to vote against the re-election of Amazon directors. Daniel Huttenlocher and Judith McGrath. The two directors sit on a committee on Amazon’s board that oversees leadership development.

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