USC (Telephone and Data Systems)

Illinois
Telecommunication Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

USCellular scored a 95 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, USCellular increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. USCellular forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. USCellular CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge and launched an inclusion campaign. The company partners with The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and sponsors various LGBTQ Pride events. For these reasons, USCellular receives a High Risk rating.

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