Pizza Chain Is Giving Employees Paid Leave To Protest
There are still protests across the nation over the death of George Floyd and his controversial death. Our economy has taken a big hit due to the Corona Virus and the lockdowns, so you'd think people would be worried about taking timeoff to protest. But it turns out if you work for the pizza chain &pizza you can maintain your job as they will pay you to go out and protest.
&pizza tweeted about their commitment to this protest.
"For those in this pain. For those in this fight. We stand with the Black Community against racial hate and injustice. In memory of George Floyd & in UNITY always.
From this day forward, @andpizza will be giving its employees paid time off for activism. For those unseen by this country to be seen. For those unheard by this government to be heard."
"Though a spokesperson was not immediately available to offer further comment on the new policy, a representative told Food & Wine that the additional days off will be added to the paid time off (PTO) that employees already receive.The custom-pie restaurant chain, based in Washington, D.C., employs about 700 people across 40 locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. The new time-off policy will empower employees “to participate in activism of their choosing starting this week and moving forward,” the spokesperson said."
"&pizza has distributed over 44,000 free pies to hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, while providing raises and extra benefits to employees at all levels of the company, as well as free food and support to government workers affected by the 2019 government shutdown."
So now you know where not to eat. These protests are getting out of hand. We do not need more people protesting over the death of Floyd. As it stands these protests have turned violent in many cases and in doing so have defeated their whole purpose.