Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Good News, People

Good News, People!

WOW--less than 24 hours after we launched the petition to stop AOL CEO Tim Armstrong
from cutting worker benefits while blaming pregnant women, Armstrong issued an apology
and reversed the cuts!
In just a few hours, more than 40,000 UltraViolet members spoke out to make sure
a multi-millionaire CEO was held accountable for corporate greed, and we sent a clear
message to other companies that when women are attacked, we won't stay quiet.
One of the two mothers blamed for a cut in benefits because of her "high-risk pregnancy"
even spoke out, saying, "for longer than I can bear to remember, we were too terrified
to name her, to know her...my daughter is nothing short of a miracle...having her
very existence used as a scapegoat for cutting corporate benefits was one indignity
too many."
And it's an indignity that, together with brave AOL employees who spoke out, we didn't
let go unnoticed. Thank you for raising your voice. It made a difference.
--Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Malinda, Adam, Gabriela, and Holly, the UltraViolet

AOL CEO sorry for 'distressed babies' remark; reverses retirement plan
, Reuters, February 9, 2014
My Baby and AOL’s Bottom Line
, Slate, February 9, 2014
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