Some Oracle employees plan to walk off the job to protest Larry Ellison's Trump fundraiser - 2020-02-13
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison's decision to host a fundraiser for Donald Trump on Wednesday has awakened the usually passive workforce at his company, angering some employees who are going public with their disgust over Ellison's actions.
On Thursday, some Oracle employees announced plans to stop working for a few hours in order to protest their boss's fundraiser, Recode has learned, part of a push described as "No Ethics / No Work." A group of activists at Oracle are calling on employees to spend their afternoons volunteering with community or advocacy groups, technically part of a "log off" since so many employees work remotely.
Having failed to pressure Ellison into canceling the event, these workers are now calling on Ellison and Oracle's board to "host a fundraiser or commit funds to a humanitarian cause of their choice" and to issue a statement "denouncing the administration's reckless, divisive political tactics, reaffirming our company's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and committing to diversifying the Board of Directors."