The new union, called the Tech Times Guild, said workers are facing challenges such as "termination, opaque promotion processes, unpaid overtime."
The share of Americans represented by unions has fallen by nearly 50% since 1983, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Experts say there will be a seismic shift in the industry and one that is already affecting governments, tech companies, and consumers alike.
Google employees are praising the announcement Monday that more than 200 Google workers have formed a union. The Alphabet Workers Union will be open to all 120,000 Alphabet employees in the US and Canada, and is intended to promote inclusivity and ethics at Google. Employees have taken to Twitter to […]
Four Democratic senators have demanded that Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos respond to allegations that the company spies on its staff and undermines their right to unionize. The four Democratic senators accused the company of “secret anti-worker tactics” that amount to “unethical, and potentially unlawful, action.” The senators sent Bezos a […]
Access to Target Workers United, an employee-created activist page, was restricted on servers in Target stores until Friday evening, a spokesperson for the retailer confirmed to Business Insider. Those attempting to access targetworkersunite.com were denied access last week because the website was classified as containing “hate and racism.” The Target […]
Donald Trump Jr. jumped into a Twitter fight on Tuesday between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy over Portnoy’s threats to fire employees who consider unionizing. Trump Jr. called Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism of Portnoy “the biggest mistake she’s ever made on Twitter.” Earlier Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez accused Portnoy of […]
The Canadian musician Grimes, who is dating Tesla CEOElon Musk, wrote that Musk has not prevented Tesla employees from unionizing in a now-deleted tweet, BuzzFeed reports. Grimes’ tweet followed a series of tweets Musk wrote on Sunday, in which he said employees at Tesla’s production plant haven’t unionized because “they […]
May Day, celebrated on the first day of May every year, has long been a symbolic day for workers’ rights around the world. But May Day 2018 turned out to be a day of violent clashes between police and protesters, as both left-wing and right-wing activists took to the streets […]
A comprehensive report published by HuffPost on Friday details claims that Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, is staffing a “shadow” newsroom in a move that could threaten the jobs of newly unionized journalists at the newspaper. According to the report, Tronc could be developing a contributor network […]
Over 500 cafeteria workers at Facebook's Menlo...