Salesforce and CEO Marc Benioff are successful some love amongst progressives, particularly since going all in ($7 million price) to enhance San Francisco’s Prop C industry tax to fund housing and homeless help.
But one factor particularly canine the corporate–its choice to handle a cloud services and products contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, sister group to the family-separating ICE. Tech staff, together with Salesforce staff, have petitioned in opposition to the deal. And now doable long run tech staff and staff have joined in. Students at Stanford have begun a petition pledging to not interview with the corporate except it drops the CBP contract.
“Stanford being the CS [computer science] and Silicon Valley capital, we concept shall we elevate extra consciousness on campus,” says Sarah Tran, a sophomore learning symbolic methods. “Salesforce is a huge internship corporate. A large number of folks I do know intern there.”
Over 60 folks have signed the petition as of this writing. Tran says that she and co-organizers have verified that the signatories are all Stanford students, however not all are in laptop science or different technical fields.
I reached out to Salesforce for remark and can replace if I pay attention again.