What will Google’s worldwide employee union look like

What will Google's worldwide employee union look like

Google employees from ten countries have formed the company's first global union, Alpha Global, which will be affiliated with the Uni Global Union

Google (owned by Alphabet) will soon have to deal with a global syndicate.

Google employees from ten countries – including Italy – have started the company's first global union, Alpha Global, which will be affiliated with the Uni Global Union.

The announcement comes two weeks after workers in the United States and Canada launched the Alphabet Workers Union (Awu). The latter is a minority union affiliated with Communications Workers of America. Awu went from 230 members to over 700 within a week of launch.

Under US labor law, Alphabet can ignore union requests until a majority of employees support it.

All the details.

ALPHA GLOBAL IS AFFILIATED TO UNI GLOBAL UNION

Uni Global Union said on Monday that it helped form Alpha Global. Google's trade union alliance which includes multiple countries such as the US, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK.

Uni Global Union is a federation of trade unions representing 20 million workers from a variety of sectors, including the technology sector. Amazon employees are also part of it.

CONCERNS ALL COMPANIES OF ALPHABET

The trade union alliance said it "demanded respect for basic human rights for all workers in Alphabet's operations." In general, the union will hold the Alphabet company – which owns Google and various "other bets" including DeepMind, Waymo, Verily, Sidewalk Labs and Wing – responsible.

THE PURPOSE OF THE GOOGLE GLOBAL TRADE UNION

Alpha Global will stand up for the rights of full-time employees, as well as Alphabet's temporary workers, suppliers and contracts, according to Uni Global.

"Alphabet has long since failed in its commitment to 'Don't be bad', but we have not," reads the statement published by Uni Global. “Together, we will hold Alphabet accountable. Together, we will change Alphabet ”.

AFTER LAUNCHING THE ALPHABET WORKERS UNION

As we said, the constitution of Alpha Global follows that of the Allphabet Workers Union.

After years of protests over working conditions and business practices, 200 Google workers formed the Alphabet Workers Union, a so-called "minority union," in early January.

THE FIRST OBJECTIVES

According to The Verge , Alpha Global intends to address a number of issues including dealing with content moderators and using nondisclosure agreements.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/mondo/come-sara-il-sindacato-mondiale-dei-dipendenti-di-google/ on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:13:44 +0000.