Recently, Mr. Trump has called for a boycott of Goodyear Tires, which is one of the leading American tyre companies. This boycott has been announced after witnessing a controversy on a political matter in the workplace.
As per reports, the company’s management asked the staff members to wear “Black Lives Matter” and gay rights attire while banned wearing Trump’s campaign gear at the workplace.
On this, Goodyear said that its rules prohibit activism that falls “outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues”. Source: BBC.
Further, Goodyear continued and said- its only goal was to encourage an “inclusive, respectful workplace”. Source: BBC.
Soon after President Trump gave a reaction on this, Goodyear released a tweet and wrote- “Yesterday, Goodyear became the focus of a conversation that created some misconceptions about our policies and our company. Goodyear has always wholeheartedly supported both equality and law enforcement and will continue to do so.” Source: Twitter.
It started when an employee posted a photo of the company policies banning “Make America Great Again” and refusing the use of political attire at the workplace.
On this, Mr. Trump lashed out and wrote a controversial tweet- “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!),” Source: Twitter.
With this, President Donal Trump threatened the American brand, Goodyear, that he will remove Goodyear’s tyres from his custom presidential limousine.
Following the President’s statements and tweets, Goodyear released said- “the visual in question was not created or distributed by Goodyear corporate,” Source: Edition CNN.
The statement continued and read that it asked the staff to “refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.” Source: Edition CNN.
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