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Estee Lauder Workers Demand Heir Ouster Over Trump Support

  • Ronald Lauder, son of founders, is longtime Republican
  • Employees criticize company’s response to U.S. protests
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Employees of Estee Lauder Cos. criticized the beauty company’s response to the protests against police violence and called for the ouster of board member Ronald Lauder, a family heir, over his support for President Donald Trump.

In a letter to Chairman William Lauder that was reviewed by Bloomberg News, more than 100 employees and staff asked for the removal of Ronald Lauder over his political donations and concerns about his impact on race relations within the company.