|We’ve just heard some incredible news. Just a few days ago, Ryan Young didn’t know if he would ever get his job back. He’d been suspended without pay after he intervened to stop the assault of a pregnant woman, and Safeway wouldn’t give any indication of when he’d be allowed back.But something remarkable happened. Douglas Castro, a customer at Ryan’s Safeway, heard about the incident and he started a petition to reinstate Ryan — and people from all over the country rallied behind him. You and over 180,000 others signed Douglas’ petition asking Safeway to reinstate Ryan with full back-pay, and Ryan’s just been told he’ll go back to work next week!
Ryan’s case was featured on CNN, and the campaign was covered in national media from CBS to Business Insider. And after weeks of silence from the company, Safeway finally announced Ryan would return to work.
Ryan says he’s “deeply grateful” to everyone who signed the petition. “Knowing that I had all these people standing behind me and that I wasn’t alone really helped me through this difficult time,” said Ryan. “Thank you again to everyone who took the time to help me out.”
It’s an amazing victory. It means that an expectant father has his job back — but it’s also something more. In the past, employees often had to fight these battles alone. Doug‘s victory is proof that this is changing — and that when people across the country come together, they have the power to make a real difference.
Thanks for being a change-maker,
Tim and the Change.org team
P.S. Right now, another urgent petition to save a loyal employee could use your support.