HAAS-BIOROID TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT
Megacorporation issues policy ruling on nonconsensual augmentations
Lily Lockwell, NBN
In a surprise ruling by the Cybernetics Court this morning, Haas-Bioroid (HAAS) have decided to phase out mandatory upgrades for staff and service crew, citing grievances from the extensive employee strike last Friday. The megacorporation issued a public statement this afternoon on the controversial scandal that has has New Angeles reeling and Haas-Bioroid under heavy scrutiny:
"We believe the late Isabel McGuire to have tampered with her augmentations in such a way as to endanger her well-being, and ultimately her life. At Haas-Bioroid we maintain the highest degree of health and safety protocols for all our products, bioroid, augmentation, or otherwise. We offer our sincerest condolences to Miss McGuire's family. However, it can be shown that her golf swing improved by 4500% over the weeks leading up to her arms exploding, which demonstrates without a doubt the effectiveness of Haas-Bioroid products.
In either case, Haas-Bioroid will be making every effort to comply with the Court ruling, starting with rolling out a series of elective upgrades that employees may access on company credit. Our specialized committee believe this to be the most efficient way to move forward in these troubled times. Now more than ever we must hold, and be, stronger together."
When pressed for comment, Haas-Bioroid executive Estelle Moon added, "We understand many of the strike's concerns involved cronyism at the highest levels of the company. Haas-Bioroid would like to assure them that thanks to the Boggs Act, they shouldn't need to worry about people leveraging friends in high places for an unfair advantage anymore. The same goes for the controversial clone suffrage movement in Mumbad, which has been brought under control after much repeated effort."
It seems that for the moment, Haas-Bioroid is willing to step back and clean up in the wake of the Boggs Act. What this will mean for New Angeles, only the future can say.