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    Added Jul 10, 2020

    boohoo.jpg is a UK-based fast fashion website for teens and young adults. Founded in 2006, Boohoo has grown in popularity offering buyers over 36,000 products and generating £856.9m in sales on 2019.

    • On July 5th, 2020, The Sunday Times revealed that workers at Boohoo were being paid as little as £3.50 an hour ($4.40), an amount significantly less than the £8.20 ($10.30) U.K. national minimum wage. This information came after an undercover reporter spent two days working in the factory.
    • Since the news of this “modern day slavery” came to light, the share price of Boohoo has fallen by nearly 50% from $5.24 in mid June to $2.64 on July 8th, 2020.

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  • Atlas Restaurant Group

    Added Jun 25, 2020

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    Atlas Restaurant Group is headquartered in Baltimore and owns and operates several high-end restaurants. The Atlas Restaurant Group is the largest privately held Baltimore-based restaurant group, employing over 500 people in 9 different establishments. Atlas Restaurant Group owns Ouzo Bay, Azumi, Loch Bar, Harbor East Deli, Tagliata, The Elk Room, The Bygone, Italian Disco, Ouzo Beach, The Choptank & Maximón.

    • The Atlas Group faced a lot of backlash when a video surfaced on social media showing an Atlas Group restaurant denying service to a black woman and her nine-year-old son due to the boy's clothing. In a video shared on social media, Marcia Grant and her child, Dallas, were repeatedly told by a manager at Ouzo Bay Restaurant that they could not eat there because of their dress code prohibiting athletic wear. The video, which shows Grant's son wearing sneakers, gym shorts and an Air Jordan T-shirt, also recorded another child, who was white, in a similar outfit enjoying his meal at an outside table.
    • The Atlas Restaurant Group has since issued an apology and fired the two managers involved in the incident.

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  • Refinery29

    Added Jun 18, 2020

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    Refinery29 is an American women’s lifestyle media organization. The popular website was founded in 2005 and has over 450 global employees. Since it’s launch, Refinery29 has also expanded to include websites for the UK and German populations.

    • On Monday, June 8th, Christene Barberich, the top editor and co-founder of Refinery stated that she would be stepping down from her leadership position after a number of employees came forward on social media describing the toxic work environment that they faced.
    • Racial discrimination was one of the driving factors of Refinery29’s poor work environment. Employees mentioned racial pay disparity and being constantly “mixed up” for other employees of color as two of their major complaints. One former senior editor, Ashley Alese Edwards, who now works at Google, stated that the concerns she raised were routinely ignored and that her job title did not reflect her experience or duties at the company.

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  • Boeing

    Added Jun 15, 2020


    Boeing is a U.S. based, corporation that designs and manufactures airplanes, satellites, rockets, missiles, rotorcraft, and telecommunications equipment worldwide. Boeing is best known for their aerospace technologies and is one of the largest global aerospace manufacturers. Boeing was founded in Seattle, WA in 1916 and currently has its headquarters in Chicago, IL.

    • After 346 people lost their lives from two separate Boeing 737 Max crashes only months apart, investigations into the new 737 Max aircraft began. Multiple reports came out detailing how the crashes were caused by a new flight control system that was faulty. Due to the faulty systems, the pilots of both planes were unable to override the controls before they crashed. Further, when Boeing debuted these new 737 Max planes, they touted that the planes could be put into service without needing to put pilots through costly simulator programs.
    • After further investigations, damaging internal messages were found between employees from 2015 to 2018. The messages showed a coordinated effort to conceal information about flaws in the 737 aircraft. Peter DeFazio, the House transport committee chairman, who investigated the Max 737 scandal said the messages “paint a deeply disturbing picture of the lengths Boeing was apparently willing to go to in order to evade scrutiny from regulators, flight crews, and the flying public, even as its own employees were sounding alarms internally.

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  • Sienna Senior Living Inc.

    Added Jun 8, 2020


    Sienna Senior Living Inc. is a Canadian publicly traded senior housing company that was founded in 1972. The Company offers nursing homes, retirement homes, and independent living facilities. Sienna owns and operates 70 senior living residences in addition to managing 17 residences for third parties throughout Ontario and British Columbia. Sienna is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

    • Through a whistle blower and military investigation reports, Sienna Care Facilities were accused of neglecting and abusing patients. Over a one-month period, one worker says she witnessed two incidents of staff hitting residents and one time when a worker pinched a resident’s nose. In addition, she said she saw many incidents of verbal abuse and forced feeding, including when individuals were not fully awake.
    • The published military reports also found rampant neglect that led to bug infestations, bleeding infections that were un-cared for, aggressive feeding of residents that caused choking, and residents that were left crying for help for hours.
    • Apart from the neglect, the care centers also did not take the appropriate precautions during Covid-19, causing 53 deaths in one nursing home. According to the investigation reports, care givers failed to separate infected and non-infected residents allowing the virus to spread easily.
    • As of June 8th, 2020, Stephen Birman and Lucy Jackson of Toronto law firm Thomson Rogers are leading a proposed $20-million class-action lawsuit brought against the Altamonte Care Community on behalf of the Toronto home's residents and their families.

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  • Luckin Coffee

    Added May 29, 2020

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    Luckin Coffee is a publicly traded Chinese coffeehouse chain. Luckin was founded in Beijing in 2017 and rapidly grew to include over 4,500 locations by January 2020. In fact, Luckin Coffees growth was so quick that the number of Luckin coffee locations exceeded the number of Starbucks shops in under 3 years.

    • Luckin Coffee found itself in hot waters after having falsified financial and operational figures. A report, published by short-selling firm, Muddy Waters Research, claimed that Luckin inflated their numbers by up to 88%. After an internal investigation, Luckin Coffee announced that their COO, Jian Liu, had indeed fabricated the company’s 2019 sales by about $310 million USD.
    • The Wall Street Journal, investigated these claims further and found that a network of fake buyers and a made-up employee also helped drive the company's "growth".
    • On April 8, the U.S. stock market halted trading on all Luckin shares and on May 12, CEO Jenny Zhiya Qian and COO Jian Liu were relieved of their positions. As of May 20, 2020, Luckin Coffee stock was able to be traded again.

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  • Cargill, Inc.

    Added May 18, 2020


    Cargill, Inc. is a U.S. based privately held global corporation that focuses on purchasing and trading agricultural commodities. Founded in 1865, it is the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. In 2018, their revenue exceeded $114 billion. Cargill employs over 166,000 employees in 66 countries. A subsidiary of Cargill Inc, Cargill Meat Solutions, recently came under fire for employee mistreatment during Covid-19.

    • The meatpacking industry has always had a notorious reputation for poor working conditions and Covid-19 has only made this more apparent. Currently meat and poultry employees have among the highest illness rates of all manufacturing employees and are the least likely to report said illnesses for fear of repercussions.
    • At Cargill’s High River slaughterhouse, supervisors were given N95 masks and plastic face shields while workers claim it was weeks before they were even given paper and/or cloth face masks. 900 of the plants 2,200 employees became ill with Covid-19.
    • Cargill decided to not tell employees about their colleagues who were falling ill in an effort to keep everyone working. In fact, one Cargill meat plant didn’t tell employees about the illness racing through the plant until 130 employees had already tested positive. One worker even stated that he was told to remove his mask because “it was creating unnecessary fears among plant employees”. A few weeks later that worker died of Covid-19.
    • According Bloomberg who interviewed 32 workers, supervisors were telling symptomatic employees without high fevers to simply take acetaminophen and keep working.

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  • Uber

    Added May 14, 2020

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    Uber is a public U.S. based ridehailing company. Apart from their popular Uber ridesharing service, Uber also offers food delivery (UberEats) and a micromobility platform for users looking to share electric bikes and scooters. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 785 cities worldwide.

    • During the Covid-19 crisis, Uber chose to layoff over 3,700 people over a mass Zoom call. While lay offs are inevitable during this time, Uber showed that they did not care enough about their workers to lay them off in a more considerate manner.
    • Uber is used to being under the spotlight for immoral business practices. Over the years Uber has been highly criticized for their unfair treatment of drivers, uncomfortable company culture (leading to multiple sexual assault allegations), increasing traffic congestion, disrupting the taxicab business, and for their aggressive strategy in dealing with regulators and city officials. In fact, if you visit the Uber Wikipedia page it reads like a rap sheet for all the times Uber has found themselves in hot water.

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  • Bird

    Added May 14, 2020

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    Bird is a shared electric scooted company based in Santa Monica, CA. Bird was founded in 2017 and since then has expanded to over 100 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Bird saw much early success with their scooters logging over 10 million rides in its first year of operation.

    • On March 27th, 2020, Bird sent a mandatory one-way Zoom call invite to over 400 of their employees with no explanation. When the employees logged onto the Zoom call they were met with a woman’s voice that began reading a scripted speech, informing the attendees that they had all been laid off. The speech was only two minutes, at which point the call ended without giving the employees a chance to ask questions. Immediately afterwards the laid off employees were also automatically logged out of their company email and slack accounts.

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  • Macy's

    Added May 14, 2020


    Macy's is an American chain of department stores headquartered in New York City. Macy's employs 130,000 workers across 551 locations.

    • During the COVID-19 crisis, Macy's furloughed most of its workers, while simultaneously paying out $116M in dividends. Macy's earned $564M in profit in 2019.
    • To Macy's credit, it is still paying its furloughed employees' health insurance.

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