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groundloop

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Mon Jan 4, 2021, 04:40 PM Jan 2021

Google employees form labor union in United States [View all]

Source: Reuters

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - More than 200 employees and contractors at Google parent Alphabet Inc in the United States and Canada have formed a labor union to promote workplace equity and ethical business practices, the group’s elected leaders said on Monday.

The “Alphabet Workers Union” will collect dues of 1% of total compensation from members, according to its website. The funds will cover paid organizers, events, legal support and wages for members in the event of a labor strike.

The group’s formation builds on unprecedented protests by Google workers in recent years. While the tech industry has seen minimal union activity and worker pushback historically, thousands of people at Alphabet had banded together to publicly criticize Google’s handling of sexual harassment complaints, its work with the U.S. military and other issues.

“Our union will work to ensure that workers know what they’re working on, and can do their work at a fair wage, without fear of abuse, retaliation or discrimination,” Google engineers Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw wrote in a New York Times opinion piece on Monday announcing the union.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-google-union/google-employees-form-workers-union-in-united-states-idUSKBN29918A

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