Sammy Criscitello, Janet Wu and Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg, June 26, 2019

6-26-19 Bloomberg

Scores of employees at Wayfair Inc. walked off the job on Wednesday to protest the online retailer’s sale of beds to contractors furnishing border camps for asylum seekers.

Wayfair is just the latest company to face intense public scrutiny from its employee base over political issues, according to Davia Temin, head of the New York-based crisis-management firm Temin & Co.

“Once you are in that spotlight, it will have an impact,” Temin said ahead of the protest. “It puts them on the wrong side of their customer base who are generally young and probably a little bit more activist.” […read more]