The National Labor Relations Board determined Amazon illegally retaliated against two worker-activists when it fired them last April, The New York Times reports.
The two former employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, filed an unfair labor complaint in October following their terminations. The NLRB says it has found merit in Cunningham and Costa's complaint and will file its own complaint against Amazon unless the company settles the case.
Cunningham and Costa were both critics of Amazon's impact on climate change. They also spoke out in support of Amazon warehouse workers. But Amazon has maintained that it fired them for repeatedly violating internal policies.
This week, the NLRB is continuing to count ballots to determine whether the nearly 6,000 workers in Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse will form a union.