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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:48 AM
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SUBWAY! Everyone go get a sandwich in support of this!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Because of an individual franchise owner's contribution to the Yes on 8 campaign, SUBWAY responded to a blogger's demand by reprimanding the franchise owner and adding clear GLBT language to their non-discrimination policy.

Go SUBWAY! :patriot:

"We are changing the discrimination policy language and that includes anything we add through headquarters human resources, not just in the field," said DiNello. "The company used the exact language you gave us," referring to BlogActive's request to add both 'sexual orientation and gender identity.'"

"This is a textbook example of how a company should react when they realize that one of its operating units has done something wrong. What was outrageous behavior by one franchisee has resulted in a letter to owners of 30,000 stores and a corporate policy change for the better," said Rogers, "I am particularly happy that the company added both sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected individuals under the corporate non-discrimination policies."


Thanks PageoneQ, hope you don't mind my cross-posting this here. We need to support our allies!

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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:50 AM
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1. I was just thinking how a Subway meatball sandwich would be great for lunch today
Yes, I think about lunch at 8:45AM. Weird.

But good for Subway! That's wonderful to hear!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:50 AM
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2. recommend
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:50 AM
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3. A big pat on the back to that blogger!
And to SUBWAY!
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:54 AM
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4. In the book "Fastfood Nation" Subway was cited for being ugly to it's workers and
the franchise owners. Owners of one franchise don't really make a lot of money. Just a little FYI.
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:58 AM
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6. Then congratulations to them for making a step in the right direction to be fair to its workers now.
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 09:59 AM by PelosiFan
When a company makes changes for the better based on this kind of pressure, we should support that change.

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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:59 AM
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7. That's true!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:57 AM
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5. K&R #6 ...
to the Greatest!
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:00 AM
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8. PERFECT!!!
I LOVE Subway. Of course, I already loved their subs, but now I can eat their subs knowing full well they support equal rights. That's nice.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:06 AM
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9. We frequent Subway already as it is
Their $5 specials are hard to beat when it comes to healthy fast food as well as low cost. :thumbsup:
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:12 AM
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10. I always buy from good corporations.
I always boycott lousy ones too.

A one foot Tuna Wedge is in my immediate future!

Yum!



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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:53 AM
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29. That is a cool looking flag
The purple shade is a nice touch. :)
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:13 AM
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11. Doing the right thing is so easy...just some thought
geez, what's up with the rest of the world that they can't see this? Go SUBWAY!
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:14 AM
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12. Good going
I eat at Subway all the time anyway but great news.

Got a source, BTW?
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:23 AM
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13. "The pink wrath," LOL! good article about smart tactic
http://pageoneq.com/news/2008/International_food_chain_...

International food chain responds to blogger's demands, franchisee retracts gift, job protections added

by PageOneQ

.........

http://www.blogactive.com /

The smart blogger who got action!

........

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:41 AM
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15. Mike Rogers is a good guy and posts on DU. n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:40 AM
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14. Yay, Subways! n/t
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ColoradoMagician Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:19 AM
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16. Now I have an excuse to get a sandwich today.
I like them anyway, but now I will have to visit more often.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:24 AM
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17. Such nice news!
Love Subway, and now I feel almost obligated to eat a Meatball Sub Luncheon For Equality! We love Subway anyhoo, so thank all that is holy they are on our side. That would be one personally devastating boycott, as we crave the Subs fortnightly.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:39 AM
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18. I will be heading to a Subway nearby today for lunch!
:woohoo:
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 04:12 PM
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19. How is the chain connected to a franchisee?
I still don't get that
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 04:56 PM
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20. A chain doesn't want the franchisee to use the chain's name for political donations.
That makes sense to me. Each franchisee represents the chain in some manner and usually signs a contract for things like using the name of the chain for anything official.
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 06:29 PM
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23. People buy franchise rights and it's contractual
use of the brand name, otherwise, it would just be any subsandwich shop.

The way I understand it, you do have obligations not to ruin the parent companies name, plus a whole lot of rules so that the brand remains standardized from town to town.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:31 AM
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31. Right, but did the franchisee say "this is money from Subway"?
I thought he was just a franchisee giving his money in his own name.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 06:02 PM
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21. good for subway
:)
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 06:21 PM
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22. Good for them, but
as a Philadelphia, I find them appalling.

Sort of like buying gumbo in New Orleans at TGIF, or Italian Food in NYC at Olive Garden ( :rofl:)

But really - everyone living somewhere outside the Philadelphia Metro Area (somewhere that doesn't offer authentic hoagies, cheese steaks, and meatball sandwiches on every corner) should DEFINITELY patronize Subway!
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:32 PM
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24. Subway is to hoagies what Olive Garden is to Italian food.
But, when there's nothing authentic around, Subway sandwiches aren't that awful, as long as you load up on spicy mustard and banana peppers. Can't say the same about Olive Garden.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:41 AM
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28. Banana Peppers, YUMMMMM!
Me likey. I aloe have them put jalapenos on my Italian BMT. I love Subway. Never been to Philly. I love food though. What am I missing? Anybody got any pictures? :P
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:22 AM
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25. K & R
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:27 AM
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26. Damn it, and I was gonna pack a lunch to save some money tomorrow...
:P
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:36 AM
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27. This is the type of blogger team work we need.
Excellent. :thumbsup:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 04:56 AM
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30. haven't been to Subway in a while
we'll order from them at work tonight :D
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RetiredTrotskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:42 PM
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32. Just Read This and Am Having DH Bring Home Some Subway!
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