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Patagonia CEO: Companies should join us in boycotting Facebook

(CNN Business)In the wake of the revelations in the Facebook Papers, Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert on Thursday called for companies to join the brand in pressuring Facebook to fix its platforms.

"We believe Facebook has a responsibility to make sure its products do no harm, and until they do, Patagonia will continue to withhold our advertising," Gellert said in a statement to CNN. "We encourage other businesses to join us in pushing Facebook to prioritize people and planet over profit."
In the summer of 2020, Patagonia joined a growing list of companies pulling ads from Facebook (FB) platforms as part of an advertiser boycott.
"Patagonia stopped all paid advertising on Facebook platforms in June 2020 because they spread hate speech and misinformation about climate change and our democracy. We continue to stand by that boycott 16 months later," Gellert said.


Denver airport security officers to go on strike Nov. 2

DENVER (KDVR) — Security officers contracted to work at Denver International Airport plan to go on strike Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The security officers work for High-risk Security Services, or HSS, and have been fighting for higher pay and better working conditions.
The union representing the workers, Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions, announced the strike Thursday in a press release.

The union said the workers reached a “breakdown” of negotiations after HSS’s “refusal to come up with one single penny” for its members.

Labor shortage leaves union workers feeling more emboldened

Union members also plan to strike on Tuesday at Denver’s Webb Municipal Building, where HSS workers provide security. It’s also a voting location, and Tuesday is Election Day.
“We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you or the voters,” the union said in a release.

The union said on Oct. 13 that 95% of its members voted in favor of the strike.

Airport security workers were in contract negotiations when Denver airport janitors staged a one-day strike on Oct. 1.


Longmont Shooting: USPS Mail Carrier Fatally Shot In Front Of Mailboxes

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Longmont police say a United States Postal Service mail carrier was shot and killed Wednesday in a neighborhood near Heatherhill Street and Renaissance Drive. Police responded to the scene, located in the southwestern part of the city, at around 12:30 p.m.

Police say the USPS employee was shot in front of some mailboxes. Investigators say a male suspect was seen running away. That suspect was reportedly last wearing dark clothing, a hooded sweatshirt and a blue mask.

Officers used a police canine to look for the suspect, but they were not successful.

Jeff Satur, deputy chief of police services with longmont police, says the suspect approached the employee and shot them multiple times. the employee died at the scene.

Police say they are searching the area and conducting neighborhood canvasses. Police issued a reverse 911 to residents and say they have not caught the suspect. Satur says police think the suspect is no longer in the area.

Police anticipated being in the area for multiple hours as part of their investigation.

David Rupert, communications manager of USPS in Colorado, says the shooting has impacted the federal agency deeply.

“You see us in your neighborhoods. we see your children grow up,” said Rupert. “We become part of your family, too.”

Grief counselors are now helping other employees. Rupert says this is an isolated incident, but had few other details about the situation.

Michael Dougherty, Boulder county’s district attorney, urged the public to talk to police if they know something about the crime or know where the suspect is.

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