We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid off employees.
To Ben, Jonah, and Lenke:
As a manager at BuzzFeed, I sincerely hope the company pays out PTO to all the people who have earned it, not just those in California. There is a reason this is protected by the law here in CA. It's the right thing to do.
Evette Dionne 🏁
Wow, this is absolutely shameful. “BuzzFeed is refusing to pay out earned, accrued, and vested paid time off for almost all US employees who have been laid off. They will only pay out PTO to employees in California, where the law requires it.”
Over 300 of us at BuzzFeed have signed an open letter demanding the company pay out *earned paid time off* to its recently laid-off employees. Which they are refusing to do except for those in California. Where it's the law.
BuzzFeed is refusing to pay out earned, accrued, and vested paid time off for almost all US employees who have been laid off. They will only pay out PTO to employees in California, where the law requires it.
A letter to BuzzFeed management signed by 350 staff (and counting) standing together in a demand that the company pay out earned paid time off to those who have lost their jobs
Hundreds of BuzzFeed employees just sent this demand letter to management, including
, disputing terms of its layoffs. We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid-off employees.
The people laid off last week earned paid time off as a condition of their employment and BuzzFeed should pay it out to them now This letter — signed by hundreds of current and soon-to-be former staffers — says just that
A layoff tweet: I have 16+ unused PTO days. If I lived in California, I would be paid for them. But I live in New York. So 347 of my colleagues signed a letter asking BuzzFeed to change its policy
On Friday, BuzzFeed News lost almost 50 staffers. BuzzFeed plans to lay off around 250 total people with more layoffs this week. Some of these people won't be paid out their earned PTO. Over 300 of us are demanding they get paid what they deserve.
If I hadn’t moved out of CA, I would be entitled to the SIX WEEKS of PTO I never used. And it’s not just about me — it’s about all of us who are now being punished for not taking more vacations. Here is a letter I signed along with 347 of my colleagues.
-BuzzFeed is laying of 200 employees -BF is refusing to pay almost all those US employees for their saved vacation days -350+ current & laid-off staff are demanding BF pay out earned PTO to all laid-off staff -Signals more collective action to come
is refusing to pay out earned, accrued, and vested paid time off for almost all US employees who have been laid off. ~350 current and recently laid off BF employees demand a change:
Staff Council met with
this afternoon and it was nerve-wracking. BUT! The company committed to 👏 paying 👏 out 👏 earned 👏 paid 👏 time 👏 off!!!!! 👏
This is worse for my BuzzFeed colleagues with often inflexible schedules - for ex. on the breaking news and curation teams, working nights and weekends and often actively discouraged from taking time off. They shouldn't be punished for their dedication.
I am so proud to stand alongside my colleagues at BuzzFeed, every day and especially this week. they've done incredible work, and those being laid off deserve to be paid for every second of it — including vacation days they didn't get a chance to take.
julia reinstein 🚡
My laid off coworkers deserve that their paid time off be paid out, so that’s what we’re demanding. Hundreds of us across the company have signed this letter.
I and 350 (!) of my fellow employees at
are taking a stand to demand that our employer pay out earned PTO days to our colleagues who are getting laid off
We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid-off employees. Hundreds of us have signed this letter
Hundreds of BuzzFeed employees have signed a petition demanding BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid-off employees.
BuzzFeed is not planning on paying out vacation days to laid off workers (outside of CA, where it’s state law). Some people had many days, especially essential staff who worked weekends and holidays in exchange for extra comp days. I signed this.
more than 550 BuzzFeed employees, including senior mgmt, have signed our letter asking for PTO time to be paid out to those being laid off. and the support we've gotten from others across media and the internet is very noted and appreciated!!
After laying off hundreds of my colleagues, BuzzFeed is refusing to pay out the PTO they've earned except in CA, where the law requires it. We are demanding BuzzFeed do right by their employees and pay out everyone's PTO
L.A. Times Guild
stands in solidarity with the BuzzFeed employees who are exercising their legal right to demand improvements from their company. ✊
Attention future employers of recently laid off buzzfeed workers. Here’s a list of 400 former BF’ers who willingly lie by omission to push a false narrative. Keep that in mind when hiring. Self admitted fake news peddlers here 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Proud to be part of the 350 BuzzFeed employees who have come together from all over the world to ask those in charge to do the right thing in these latest lay offs. Here is our open letter.
Once again I am having flashbacks to when a Buzzfeed investigative reporter yelled at me for suggesting she may want to unionize. The new media delusion bubble has popped
Powerful from current and former BuzzFeed employees: ‘We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid off employees.’
Overjoyed to say: We did it. BuzzFeed will pay out PTO ✊🏽
Hundreds of BuzzFeed employees have signed a petition demanding that the company pay out PTO to those being laid off
"BuzzFeed is refusing to pay out earned, accrued, and vested paid time off for almost all US employees who have been laid off."
Their cause is just. I support this. - We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid off employees.
BuzzFeed is refusing to pay out earned, accrued, and vested paid time off for almost all US employees who have been laid off.