Immigration, Microsoft & Employee Advocacy

The Trump administration has been getting a lot of heat for the separation of children from parents at border crossings. Employees of Microsoft began to voice concerns about their company’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Meanwhile, two former Facebook employees seeking to raise $1,500 to support families affected by ICE ended up with more than $5 million raised.

Later in the week, leadership from both firms as well as from Tesla, Google and Amazon denounced the separation of children from families. It’s reminiscent of earlier this year when Google employees pressured management to cancel contracts related to the company’s AI powering military drones.

So, what are we going to talk about?  

  • Employee activism
  • How it’s playing out in the immigration debate
  • What are tech firms doing?
  • What could they do better?

We're curious to hear what will you do when employees at your firm protest a company position? Drop us a line or comment below to share what's on your mind.