I'm sure Reddit will be really sorry if they lose a bunch of volunteers who turn on the company because the company doesn't publicly discuss an employment issue they are by law not allowed to discuss. Can't imagine a more stable base on which to build an organization.
To hell with apologies, revoke access from all the petulant toddler moderators. For thriving, worthwhile subreddits, shouldn't be hard to find new moderators who can respect their actual role rather than meddling in the business decisions of the company providing all the infrastructure.
But for the psychopathic subreddits based around harassment and MRA crackpottery that have gone dark, hey, feel free to continue the protest forever.