PROFITS OVER PEOPLE

Exxon Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Job Discrimination

Despite allegations of discriminatory hiring practices, ExxonMobil shareholders have voted down a proposal to have the company institute formal protections for its LGBT employees. Proud of their abysmal rating from the Human Rights Campaign on its Corporate Equality Index, the shareholders voted by a margin of 4 to 1 to allow the company the flexibility to discriminate it wants. This marks the fourteenth year in a row that the issue was on the agenda of the annual shareholder meeting.

Of course, Exxon Mobil says it doesn’t need an explict antidiscrimination policy becuase it would never, ever, ever do any such thing as discriminate and besides it already has policies in place that ban every kind of discrimination. Except that the company does discriminate. It refuses to offer spousal benefits to employees who marry their same-sex partner. All that and oil spills. Sounds like a great place to work.

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9 Comments

  • Volvoguy

    I would walk before I would buy a drop of Exxon gas.
    All the 10 per centers stop buying this homophobic companies
    products.
    Bite me Exxon

  • Harley

    Well, there won’t be alot I personally can do since I quit buying from Exxon after Exxon Valdez. Not one drop since. All I can do is in courage everyone I know to buy gas elsewhere.

  • Scribe38

    Doesn’t seem to be a lot of EXXON gas stations in Michigan, but I have seen a few. I will drive right by them.

  • Jorval

    If you’ve already stopped buying there stuff, what you need to do is this…

    Walk into one of their stores, go up to the cashier and do the following.

    1. If there isn’t a station near by place a receipt of gas you purchased at one of their competitors, or…
    2. If there is another station nearby, point it out to the employee and tell them you’ll be driving over there to fill up your tank

    Of course, be sure to explain why and ask them to relay it to corporate.

    Probably won’t change any minds, but it sure will annoy the hell out of them and who knows, by making a stand you might influence someone else to stop buying their stuff….

  • Daniel-Reader

    Remember if you live in a country with oil fields then end all contracts and dealings with Exxon Mobil and give the contracts and access to other companies instead like Shell and BP.

  • Eiswirth

    I will never buy another drop of Exxon Mobil gas. Fuck them and their ignorance.

  • jimstoic

    I wonder whether they have become more anti-equality because people who favor equality have dumped their stock. I suspect I own mutual funds that are invested in Exxon Mobil, and it doesn’t do a lot of good to go to competing stations because Exxon gasoline ends up in all kinds of stations. Still, I haven’t bought anything at an Exxon or Mobil station since they merged and stopped providing benefits to same-sex partners of Mobil employees.

  • Spike

    @Jorval: It was the shareholders to blame, not the station employees, why take it out on them.

    BTW, Exxon profits in 2012 were record breaking, 16 billion. They are virtually untouchable as far as their market share.

  • Spike

    @Jorval: It was the shareholders to blame, not the station employees, why take it out on them.

    BTW, Exxon profits in 2012 were record breaking, 16 billion. They are virtually untouchable given their market share.

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