Environment & Energy Report

Google, Microsoft Workers Join Amazon’s in Walkout on Climate

Sept. 17, 2019, 6:42 PM

Workers at Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Microsoft Corp. are joining Amazon.com Inc.'s employees in a tech industry walkout over climate change.

The Sept. 20 walkouts, announced by employee groups on Twitter, are an offshoot of a global youth-led movement to strike from school in a call for tougher climate policies.

The walkout follows a pattern of tech worker protests over issues from Google’s handling of sexual misconduct claims to Microsoft’s sale of artificial intelligence software to law enforcement.

“This walkout is about showing solidarity with the youth who are demanding change,” said Kat Dellinger, a principal design program manager at...

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