More than 200 Google employees have formed a union, and workers are calling it 'a long time coming'

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  1. Space_Time

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    I wonder if they will ever go on strike. If they do will it affect internet access?. Sounds like they're 'woke':
     
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    "it's time for tech workers to stand together & say we won't prop up a world made for the wealthy, the privileged, the white, the male, the heteronormative."

    "The wealthy, the privileged, the white, the male, the heteronormative." What utter garage! This could be the END of Google! :roflol:
     
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    It's always a plus when the left eats their own.

    For years when conservatives complained that Google and other sites leaned left, we were told "Go build your own." Now you got DuckDuckGo, Parler, et al - some real competition starting up. And at the same time, you got Google employees saying they're not woke enough.

    Gonna get some popcorn as this is gonna get good.
     
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    It is more like a club open to Alphabet employees and contractors. They cannot legally collectively bargain for workers.
     
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    It's heartwarming when the left eats it's own
     
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    It is not a real union It is just a social club of workers. BFD!
     
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    You do not realize that there are those who you so foolishly and falsely think are leftists are expressing independent opinions of reality. They are not lemmings who do not realize that MAGA is just a slogan and that thrpevTrumpocity never had any intention of sustaining American greatness. Instead he has attempted to destroy American greatness during these last four years.
     
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    You mean it's just an idea, sorta like antifa?
     
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    FYI, it will have zero affect on internet access :)
     
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    .017% of their workforce is not going to effect any change.

    And not getting the irony of claiming that their workers are "woke", while professing that duckduckgo and Parler are in any way, manner, shape or form going to have ANY effect on Google is beyond laughable

    The entire "google leans left" BS is laughable.
     
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    I honestly find this quote to be quite hilarious.
     
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    No, not in anyway like nor similar to ANTIFALALA. It one set of workers with what appears to be an association for some form of representation, very unlike say White Nationalists or Proud Toddlers.
     
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    Ah, this has nothing to do with Trump at all. Here's the problem: The employed at Google are free to express their independent ideas. Now, what happens when they all have the SAME idea and the SAME political beliefs? It's like the old saying - when everyone thinks alike, then no one is thinking at all. I rather doubt you'd find anyone at top management willing to admit they are a conservative simply because they'd be blacklisted on the spot.

    More to the OP though - Google has positioned itself as left-leaning. Hey, it's their business. But now we find out that Google isn't LW enough - they're a hot-bed of the "wealthy, the privileged, the white, the male, the heteronormative." We just found out that Google is racist, sexist, and homophobic. How's the LW gonna defend Google now? They defend Google, now they themselves are racist, sexist, homophobic themselves. They gotta pile on Google to be as woke as possible. And there's the real problem: How CAN you defend Google in the face of the woke saying that if you do, YOU must be as racist et al as they are? Believe what we believe or else you're a bigot? I mean, isn't that actually thinking like a lemming?
     
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    200 people screaming they're being treated unfairly and are discriminated against can draw a lot of unwanted negative attention. Google can't stomp on all 200 of them without it being noticed. And look around and what do you see? We all see very small groups of people making life miserable for millions of other people who don't really give a crap. This movement could be a pain in the butt for Google if it goes wrong.
     
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    These guys starting up a union? I mean, normally I'd agree with you but they've just checked all the liberal boxes. They wanna start a union? How's Google gonna look if they oppose it? Unions are the backbone - or at least the liver - of the Democratic Party. Can you imagine the press covering Google if management says no to organizing- they'll have a field day.

    The point is that these outlets are out there now - and they're growing. Google was as close to a monopoly as we've seen in a long while and now there's alternatives. Frankly, the LW itself is doing Parler's advertising for them. I'd never even heard of it until one of my LW relatives started back-to-back-to-back posts complaining about it on his FB page. We've had posts or threads or whatever where the RW here says Google is left-leaning and there'sd usually someone saying "Well, why doesn't the RW create their own search engine or social media page then?" And here we are. They're there, and growing. And I doubt they'll have any effect on Google save to enable it to lean left even more. I doubt Google will collapse anytime soon.
     
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    The union was formed by over 200 TECHNICAL employees and is the first such union of Technology employees in the country. There already were some other unions within Google(Alphabet) employees. Maybe after over 40 years of declining unionism we are finally seeing a turn around.Maybe we'll finally begin seeing some decent salaries for rank and file employees and less for CEO's and Executive staffs.
     
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    Sounds like a group of insecure racists and sexists who actually think they are on the right side of history.

    People like this, who hate white people and men, are at astonishing speeds becoming the standard for dems.

    They tolerated it, and then became it.
     
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    Well reading around the insane crap about evil white men, it appears to be simply in response to the fact that there was no union. To be fair, I'm not sure there needs to be a problem with working conditions to start a union.
     
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    Nah, they'll form some committee for the advancement of <insert whatever is being QQed about> and give the loudest voices in the crowd new jobs with fancy titles, they'll send out some internal emails about 'inclusion' maybe hold a workshop or two, and then a few months after things calm down they'll start firing anyone who's still out there making noise.
     
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    Alright, AND THEN it could be the END of Google! :roflol:
     
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