Take THAT, you people! How DARE you be ... working parents!
This will be a quickie, but I haven't seen it diaried yet and it needs to be seen. After their debit card fee debacle last year, we all knew their contempt for Main Street would manage to ooze out somewhere, and now it has.
I don't even have kids, but this has me all kinds of livid. Way to stick it to the middle class again, fuckwits.
Bank of America is shutting down its child care centers around the country, including its location in Charlotte, as the bank continues to cut costs.They're slashing 30,000 jobs, too, so I guess the "survivors" are supposed to feel "lucky." It's not like they matter on Moynihan's spreadsheet:
The Charlotte bank’s 10 centers will close at the end of June, according to a letter obtained by the Observer. The letter says the move was made “in order to focus on programs that are broadly accessible to employees.”
The bank confirmed Monday that it was closing the child care centers, where the bank offered subsidized care. A spokeswoman said the closings were announced well in advance to give employees a chance to make other arrangements.I can help the bank out here. The answer is a lot. Daycare in Charlotte is hard to come by, and I can't imagine the hardship this will cause for almost three thousand working parents, no matter where they live.
The bank said it would affect less than 1 percent of its workforce, or fewer than 2,750 workers, but did not break out how many are in Charlotte.
Bank of America now has child care centers in Jacksonville, Fla., and New York City, among other locations. It is unclear what will be done with the buildings.If Rmoney wins, they'll be dormitories by next summer.