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Largest union federation in the US demands apology from Mark Zuckerberg over new software feature that would allow employers blacklist words like ‘unionize’ in chats

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  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka demanded a personal apology from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after it was revealed the company was working on a feature that could limit union drives.
  • “The AFL-CIO demands that Mark Zuckerberg personally apologize to working people, pull this tool immediately, and conduct a board-level investigation into how this product came into existence in the first place,” Trumka said in a statement on Friday.
  • Earlier, a spokesperson for Facebook told Business Insider that the company has frozen production on its potentially union-busting feature.
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The largest union federation in the United States on Friday blasted Facebook after it was revealed the company was offering to let employers limit unionization efforts on its platform.

Facebook’s Workplace functions as an internal message board for corporate clients, an answer to Slack or Microsoft Teams. This week, The Intercept reported that Facebook was promising those clients the ability to exert “content control” over their respective news feeds. Specifically, it said companies could suppress the word “unionize.”

That didn’t sit well with the AFL-CIO, which represents more than 12.5 million union members.

“Employers censoring their employees’ speech about unionizing is illegal,” President Richard Trumka said in a June 12 statement. “The AFL-CIO demands that Mark Zuckerberg personally apologize to working people, pull this tool immediately, and conduct a board-level investigation into how this product came into existence in the first place.”

Earlier, a spokesperson for Facebook told Business Insider that the company has frozen production on its potentially union-busting feature.

“While these kinds of content moderation tools are useful for companies, this example was poorly chosen and should never have been used,” the spokesperson said. “The feature was only in early development and we’ve pulled any plans to roll it out while we think through next steps.”

Trumka also called on Facebook to “embrace global labor rights standards for all its 48,000 workers and for its contractors who employ tens of thousands more,” remain neutral to efforts to unionize and recognize employee unions.

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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/afl-cio-blasts-facebook-over-software-would-limit-union-drives-2020-6

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10/16/2020 Merck Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Eli Lilly and Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Bristol-Myers Squibb Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 AbbVie Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Square Outperform RBC Capital Markets 10/16/2020 Comcast Buy Citigroup Corp. 10/16/2020 Plus Therapeutics Buy Maxim Group 10/16/2020 Rocket Pharmaceuticals Buy Chardan Capital Markets 10/16/2020 Micron Technology Buy Cascend Securities 10/16/2020 Yandex Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 BB&T Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 WNS (Holdings) Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Ingersoll-Rand Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Texas Instruments Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Netflix Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Morgan Stanley Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Tractor Supply Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Floor & Decor Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Charles Schwab Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 X a Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Generac Overweight Stephens Inc. 10/16/2020 Cognex Overweight Stephens Inc. 10/16/2020 Alexandria Real Estate Equities Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Equity Residential Buy UBS 10/16/2020 Boston Properties Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Spirit Realty Capital Sell UBS 10/16/2020 Realty Buy UBS 10/16/2020 Duke Realty Buy UBS 10/16/2020 AvalonBay Communities Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Prologis Buy UBS 10/16/2020 UnitedHealth Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Hold TD Securities 10/16/2020 Intuitive Surgical Market Perform SVB Leerink 10/16/2020 Silvercorp Metals Buy ROTH Capital Partners, LLC 10/16/2020 United Airlines Underweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 BB&T Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Tesla Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Morgan Stanley Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Penn National Gaming Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Netflix Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Snap Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Intuitive Surgical Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Chipotle Mexican Grill Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Switc a Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Fortive Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Underperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Comcast Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Caesars Entertainment Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Taylor Morrison Home a Buy BTIG Research

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10/16/2020 Merck Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Eli Lilly and Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Bristol-Myers Squibb Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 AbbVie Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Square Outperform RBC Capital Markets 10/16/2020 Comcast Buy Citigroup Corp. 10/16/2020 Plus Therapeutics Buy Maxim Group 10/16/2020 Rocket Pharmaceuticals Buy Chardan Capital Markets 10/16/2020 Micron Technology Buy Cascend Securities 10/16/2020 Yandex Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 BB&T Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 WNS (Holdings) Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Ingersoll-Rand Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Texas Instruments Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Netflix Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Morgan Stanley Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Tractor Supply Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Floor & Decor Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Charles Schwab Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 X a Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Generac Overweight Stephens Inc. 10/16/2020 Cognex Overweight Stephens Inc. 10/16/2020 Alexandria Real Estate Equities Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Equity Residential Buy UBS 10/16/2020 Boston Properties Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Spirit Realty Capital Sell UBS 10/16/2020 Realty Buy UBS 10/16/2020 Duke Realty Buy UBS 10/16/2020 AvalonBay Communities Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Prologis Buy UBS 10/16/2020 UnitedHealth Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Hold TD Securities 10/16/2020 Intuitive Surgical Market Perform SVB Leerink 10/16/2020 Silvercorp Metals Buy ROTH Capital Partners, LLC 10/16/2020 United Airlines Underweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 BB&T Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Tesla Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Morgan Stanley Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Penn National Gaming Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Netflix Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Snap Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Intuitive Surgical Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Chipotle Mexican Grill Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Switc a Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Fortive Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Underperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Comcast Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Caesars Entertainment Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Taylor Morrison Home a Buy BTIG Research

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10/16/2020 Merck Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Eli Lilly and Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Bristol-Myers Squibb Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 AbbVie Overweight J.P. Morgan 10/16/2020 Square Outperform RBC Capital Markets 10/16/2020 Comcast Buy Citigroup Corp. 10/16/2020 Plus Therapeutics Buy Maxim Group 10/16/2020 Rocket Pharmaceuticals Buy Chardan Capital Markets 10/16/2020 Micron Technology Buy Cascend Securities 10/16/2020 Yandex Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 BB&T Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 WNS (Holdings) Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Ingersoll-Rand Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Texas Instruments Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Netflix Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Morgan Stanley Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Tractor Supply Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Floor & Decor Buy Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Charles Schwab Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 X a Neutral Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10/16/2020 Generac Overweight Stephens Inc. 10/16/2020 Cognex Overweight Stephens Inc. 10/16/2020 Alexandria Real Estate Equities Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Equity Residential Buy UBS 10/16/2020 Boston Properties Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Spirit Realty Capital Sell UBS 10/16/2020 Realty Buy UBS 10/16/2020 Duke Realty Buy UBS 10/16/2020 AvalonBay Communities Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Prologis Buy UBS 10/16/2020 UnitedHealth Neutral UBS 10/16/2020 Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Hold TD Securities 10/16/2020 Intuitive Surgical Market Perform SVB Leerink 10/16/2020 Silvercorp Metals Buy ROTH Capital Partners, LLC 10/16/2020 United Airlines Underweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 BB&T Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Tesla Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Morgan Stanley Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Penn National Gaming Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Netflix Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Snap Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Intuitive Surgical Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Chipotle Mexican Grill Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Equal Weight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Switc a Outperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Fortive Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Underperform Credit Suisse 10/16/2020 Comcast Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Caesars Entertainment Overweight Morgan Stanley 10/16/2020 Taylor Morrison Home a Buy BTIG Research

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