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Corporate Goodwill Efforts During COVID-19 Outbreak and astonish the rest."
– Mark Twain
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Just Capital is tracking How America’s Largest Employers Are Treating Stakeholders Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
Note: This is only corporate activity; we are explicitly omitting examples of sick pay - in part because they’re widespread and the bill that Congress has passed includes sick pay. Neither is this a place to criticize lack of action from companies.
1. ?️ Paying hourly workers even if out because of illness
2. ? Closing but still paying workers
4. 5. ?? Extending services
6. ? Fee suspension
7. ? Free /early release content ?
8. ????? Public health and community initiatives
?️ Paying hourly workers even if out because of illness
* Darden Restaurants
* L.L. Bean
* Panda Restaurant Group (Panda Express) cares for associates with health & safety pay, change of operations pay, store closure pay, and appreciation pay benefit as well as expanded health insurance benefits
* PepsiCo To Provide Enhanced Benefits To All U.S. Employees And Additional Compensation To U.S. Frontline During Unprecedented Health Pandemic
* Salesforce & Time
* Starbucks commits to paying workers for 30 days, even if they don’t go to work
* Intuit paying hourly workers while all employees are asked to work from home
* Kroger announced new paid leave policy, bonuses to hourly associates, & hiring ~10,000 roles
* Amazon is opening 100,000 new roles, raising wages, and welcoming back furloughed employees
* Uber / Lyft / Grubhub / Doordash have developed policies for supporting drivers
* Robin Hood NYC and Tipping Point are partnering with Yashar Ali to distribute funds to provide direct cash grants to hourly workers (including tipped workers) in need, via GoFundMe.
* Target announced pay raises, bonuses and new paid leave policy amid coronavirus
* TD Bank is providing full-time and part-time employees who are unable to work from home with an additional $1,000 award
* Ascension Health in St. Louis is protecting the pay of employees unable to work because of the coronavirus
* Walmart introduced new paid leave and attendance policy, paid special bonuses to hourly associates, paying Q1 bonus early, hiring 150,00 for stores and distribution centers
* Mobility company Spin is paying hourly workers while out for Covid-19, plus all employees in paused markets and some employees in active markets will receive 12 weeks’ of paid leave.
? Closing but still paying workers
* Apple Stores
* British Airways in
* Cost Plus World Market
* Ilitch Companies set up a $1 million fund to pay workers at Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena, and the Fox Theater for the next month
* Loft, Loft Outlets
* MGM Resorts will pay workers for 2 weeks and extend health benefits to June 30
* NIKE (Paying all retail employees in NA)
* All 11 Panda Express locations temporarily close and continue paying associates for up to 6 weeks
* Pottery Barn
* Vail Resorts
* Warby Parker
* Under Armour
* Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie
* A number of banks announced they would not be laying off employees due to the COVID-19 crisis: TD Bank, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank and HSBC.
Restaurants helping others in restaurant business: https://flipboard.com/@scottmonty/restaurant-industry-facing-dramatic-decline-s04bmvub3h0du9l5
? Sports teams/venues closing but paying workers
* ? NBA:
* The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is pledging to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff
* The Bucks will match Antetokounmpo’s pledge
* The New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson will cover the salaries of Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days
* The Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin will donate $100,000 for Caesar Center workers
* Utah Jazz player (and COVID-19-infected) Rudy Gobert is donating more than $500,000 to support both the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena and COVID-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system
* The Dallas Mavericks are covering the pay for American Airlines Center employees for the six postponed home games
* The Miami Heat are paying arena workers for games missed
* The Brooklyn Nets will pay for hourly workers at Barclays Center during the hiatus
* Cleveland Cavaliers creating compensation plan for hourly, arena employees during NBA hiatus; Kevin Love donates $100,000 to arena staff impacted by NBA suspension
* ? NHL:
* Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is donating $100,000 to make sure all part-t