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Daily Red Alert - 11/16/22

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Tech layoffs are disproportionately hitting HR and DEI teams. That could spell trouble for companies - Fortune

“Early cuts to talent operations can also set an alarming precedent. Tech companies are tastemakers on the future of work and corporate culture. Facebook, Google, and Microsoft made sizable diversity pledges in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in late spring 2022. The sudden reversal from hailing DEI and HR work to dropping related initiatives and cutting staff could inspire other industries to do the same.”

Former Refs Sue NBA, Claim They Were Fired For Refusing COVID Vaccine - Daily Wire

“The referees also say that even with the NBA rescinding the requirement for a COVID vaccine for the 2022-23 season, they have not been reinstated.”

Broadway Sign Language Interpreter Sues After He Was Allegedly Fired Because He Is White - Daily Wire

“He claimed that he got an email from the Theatre Development Fund accessibility programs on April 2 saying that ‘it’s no longer appropriate to have White interpreters represent Black characters for ASL Broadway shows.’”

Amazon to Cut 10,000 Employees From Corporate Ranks - Wall Street Journal

“The company said Wednesday that it is shedding workers as it aims to control costs. Amazon could cut about 10,000 jobs, including in its retail, devices and human-resources divisions, a person familiar with the matter said. The cuts will affect roughly 3% of its corporate staff and don’t appear to affect its hundreds of thousands of warehouse workers.”

Disney hosts ‘cultural journey’ for staff featuring two-spirit drag queen - Fox Business

“Disney’s Native Americans & Allies Together with Vision (NAATV), a companywide employee group, hosted the online event, ‘A Cultural Journey with Geo Soctomah Neptune,’ on Nov. 1, according to a screenshot of the private event tweeted by Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who verified the event with a source inside the company.”

RedBalloon in the News

Episode 30 - The Guy who Launched a Giant Red Balloon - The Company Man

“Andrew Crapuchettes is a bit like Steve Jobs. He grew up in the Bay Area, started working at sixteen, and ended up tinkering his way through the tech world right up to the big time. He was worth millions when the rest of his buddies were slogging through college and piling up debt. The multi-million dollar company he eventually built, was sold, and then he was fired. Andrew Crapuchettes was fired as CEO for what he believed. That moment was his wake up call. He now rubs elbows with the biggest names in business and politics, and every move he makes is precisely focused on the mission of the big Red Balloon.”

The Daily Red Alert is a collection of stories that relate to the issues of freedom in the workplace, business, and the US economy.

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