Employees have signed Alphabet Workers Union cards to ensure that employees work for a reasonable pay and without fear of violence.
More than 200 Google employees have formed a union in the U.S., elected union leaders wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Monday. The “Alphabet Workers Union” seeks to ensure that employees work for a reasonable salary and the union leaders wrote without fear of harassment, retaliation or prejudice. Google is under U.S. fire. Department of Labor, which accused the organization of unfairly interviewing many workers who were then fired for opposing the practices of the company and attempting to organize a union. Google fired me for standing up for workers’ rights | Kathryn SpiersContinue Reading “We are building on years of organizing efforts at Google to create a formal structure for workers,” the union leaders wrote, adding that 226 workers have signed union cards with the Communications Workers of America so far. Chewy Shaw, a Google engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area and vice president of the leadership board of the union, told the Times that the union was important to sustain management pressure so that employees could force progress on workplace issues. “Our goals go beyond workplace issues: ‘Are people getting paid enough?’ Our issues go much further,” he said. It’s a time when a union is the solution to these problems.” “We help our workers with secured labor rights.
But as we’ve always done, we’re going to continue to communicate with all of our workers directly,’ said Kara Silverstein, director of human operations at Google.