Boeing on Monday said it informed employees that they could plan to stay at home next Monday, when thousands of demonstrators are expected to stage a massive protest outside the company’s Chicago headquarters.
Spokesman John Dern said a message was sent out to employees stating that the company "encourages employees to work with managers to work remotely" on Monday, May 21.
That’s the day demonstrators who were already in Chicago to target the NATO Summit, plan to march to the company’s west Loop headquarters to protest Boeing’s involvement in construction of hardware for the U.S. military.
Dern said the Boeing headquarters will be open, but most employees will likely avail themselves of the offer to work from home.
"We will have the appropriate security to protect the people who need to work here that day, and the building." he said.