It’s different, Davis said, than say Chick-fil-A, which faced boycotts because its owners contributed to anti-gay marriage groups. In that instance, it is the company’s own action that is targeted, he said.
Employees sometimes get unhappy with their companies. Pay and benefits used to be top concerns, but now social justice issues have emerged as major issues. Employees at the software company New Relic have vented about the CEO’s politics and his wife’s political contributions. What should a company do when workers object over political issues?
The local newspaper in Portland, where the company’s tech employees work, reports “The conflict has been amplified by CEO Lew Cirne’s large donation to a private Christian school that excludes gay students and opposes gay rights. He has also donated money to a controversial evangelist who proselytizes to Jews. Cirne’s wife is a contributor to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, another sore point for many New Relic employees even though