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    Scab Hating Union Thug

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    Default Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing

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    A company memo said they had been dismissed “for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.”

    "SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Monday fired four employees who had been active in labor organizing at the company, according to a memo that was seen by The New York Times.

    The memo, sent by Google’s security and investigations team, told employees that the company had dismissed four employees “for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.” Jenn Kaiser, a Google spokeswoman, confirmed the firings but declined to elaborate.

    The dismissals are expected to exacerbate rocky relations between Google’s management and a vocal contingent of workers who have protested the company’s handling of sexual harassment, its treatment of contract employees, and its work with the Defense Department, federal border agencies and the Chinese government.

    Tensions have increased as Google has cracked down on what had long been a freewheeling work culture that encouraged employees to speak out. Google recently canceled a regular series of companywide meetings that allowed workers to pose questions to senior executives and*began working with a consulting firm*that has helped companies quell unionization efforts."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/25/t...s-workers.html





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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing

    Lifer, here is another article to view, but I was able to view your post.

    Google accused of illegally firing workers to block unionization


    Concerns about working conditions at Google continue to escalate, and now Reuters reports that a labor union has taken up the case of former Google employees who say they were fired after participating in workplace activism.

    The four employees in question were fired in November, for what the company claims were "clear and repeated violations" of data security policies. Google says the four had searched out information on other employees beyond the scope of their jobs. The former employees, for their part, say they were fired to scare other employees away from labor organizing.

    The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union is filing a labor charge against Google's parent company, Alphabet, on behalf of the former employees. The filing says the workers were fired "to discourage and chill employees from engaging in protected concerted and union activities," and that Google's actions are "the antithesis of the freedoms and transparency it publicly touts."
    https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/06/...-unionization/

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    Scab Hating Union Thug

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    Default Re: Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing

    Anyone that has been involved with an organizing campaign knows of that huge target on their back. It takes courage to stand up to "the man." We are human, and inevitably, we make mistakes. We have documented quite a few instances of a minor infraction of "company policy" used as a justification for termination. A member or two of our site have received such a fate.

 

 

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