Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Thursday morning

Golin selects Tiffiny Bolden as global HR head; Lawsuit: Tyson Foods managers bet money on staffers getting COVID-19.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Thursday morning

Golin has named Tiffiny Bolden as global HR head. She is also a member of the Interpublic Group agency’s global leadership team. She started in the role on Monday, reporting to president and COO Gary Rudnick. PRWeek has all the details on Bolden’s appointment.

Tyson Foods managers had a betting pool for how many workers would get COVID-19, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. The pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, which stayed open as more than 1,000 employees there got the virus, eventually shut down. At least five staffers died from COVID-19. Oscar Fernandez, the son of a Tyson Foods worker who died of the virus, claimed in a lawsuit that one of the plant managers allegedly “organized a cash buy-in, winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager how many employees would test positive for COVID-19.”

Joe Biden’s island has been banned from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The President-elect launched his own island to help encourage voter participation among younger people. But under new Animal Crossing guidelines, users must refrain from bringing politics into the game. Players also cannot use the game “as a marketing platform that directs people to activities or campaigns outside the game (including directing people to a sales page, distributing coupons, sweepstakes, giveaways, requiring consumers to follow social network services accounts, gathering customers’ information, or other invitational activities)."

Business leaders say the presidential transition must begin. U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue told Axios that President Donald Trump "should not delay the transition a moment longer." Meanwhile, National Association of Manufacturers president and CEO Jay Timmons and other NAM leaders said the GSA should sign the letter opening transition resources to Biden.

TikTok star Charli D'Amelio is losing followers. She and her sister Dixie drew backlash after they appeared in a "Dinner With The D'Amelios" YouTube video on Monday complaining to the chef about the food that was served. People said the sisters’ behavior was "disgusting" and "unacceptable." Before the video was posted, Charli was closing in on 100 million followers, but she has since lost 500,000 followers. Dixie responded to the criticism in a TikTok video posted late Wednesday night.

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