Hundreds of Comcast employees plan to protest Trump’s travel ban

The Comcast West Division headquarters in Centennial has more than 1,200 employees.

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General views at the Comcast Center seen Monday  October 19, 2015 in Philadelphia. (Courtesy of Comcast)

General views at the Comcast Center seen Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Courtesy of Comcast)

Comcast employees in the company’s home base of Philadelphia are expected to make a demonstration Thursday in protest of President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration.

Employees in California, New York and Washington are also expected to participate in the demonstration, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. A company spokesperson said Thursday she was unsure if the more than 1,200 employees at the Comcast West Division headquarters in Centennial will join.

Comcast told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the demonstrations are a “rally,” and the cable provider will give employees time off to participate, whatever their views on Trump’s policies

Last month, President Donald J. Trump’s used an executive order temporarily suspend all immigration for citizens of seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days.

Comcast told its employees in a statement, “We understand some of our employees are concerned, and we respect their desire to express their opinions.  Our primary focus is to make sure that all of our employees feel safe in their jobs, including while traveling.  We have assured our employees that no one will be asked to travel to a place that would result in them feeling vulnerable in any way. And, we have enhanced our employee resources programs to help any concerned employee navigate through this matter.”

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Late last month, employees at eight Google campuses, including the one in Boulder, rallied to protest Trump’s travel ban, according to recode.

Comcast recently consolidated employees from around the metro area to the former Charles Schwab campus buildings at East Panorama Circle in Centennial.  More than 1200 people work throughout three buildings in that area.

Comcast is also renovating a facility located at 3420 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins and plans to hire more than 600 employees.

If you or someone you know is participating in the demonstration in Colorado, reach out to us at tips@denverite.com or @dnvrite on Twitter.

Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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