What’s going on at Google?
4 employees were fired during the Thanksgiving holiday for “data security violations.”
But that’s not how the employees are explaining it.
And they’re taking their case to the National Labor Relations Board.
They are demanding an investigation into what they call “a sweeping illegal campaign to quash worker organizing.”
It puts how Big Tech handles employee activism in the spotlight.
While Google isn’t alone in this struggle between Big Tech companies and their employees, they have been front and center in the public.
And Google won’t be backing down. They’re digging in for a fight.
They’ve hired on IRI Consultants, an anti-union consulting firm.
Two things that have employees up in arms?
The company possibly surveilling them. Plus company plans for a censored search engine in China and a Pentagon contract that could aid drone strikes.
“The company is afraid of something,” Berland said. “We don’t know exactly what, but the more they act to crush us, the more we understand what’s really at stake here and the stronger we get.”
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