A group of more than 200 employees at Google’s parent company announced on Monday that they’ve signed union cards with the Communications Workers of America, forming the Alphabet Workers Union.
Why it matters: This is the largest and most high-profile unionization effort among tech workers to date. The tech industry has historically eschewed unions, unlike other sectors like the auto industry.
- Only a couple of small tech companies, like Kickstarter and Glitch, have recently unionized.
Details: The union would be open to all workers at Google and other Alphabet subsidiaries, regardless of their jobs. Some other small groups of Alphabet workers, like HCL contract workers in Pittsburgh and cafeteria workers in the Bay Area, have previously unionized….