The Daily Populous

Monday January 4th, 2021 evening edition

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A group of Google workers have announced plans to unionize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

The Alphabet Workers Union will be open to all employees and contractors at Google’s parent company.

“This union builds upon years of courageous organizing by Google workers,” said Nicki Anselmo, a Google program manager.

Now that the union effort is public, organizers will likely launch a series of campaigns to rally votes from Google workers.

Prior to the announcement, about 230 Google employees and contractors had signed cards in support of the union.

The Alphabet Workers Union plans to unionize with CWA Local 1400, which represents workers in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and California.

The news comes one month after the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint alleging Google illegally fired two workers who were organizing employee protests. »

Worse Than Treason | No amount of rationalizing can change the fact that the majority of the Republican Party is advocating for the overthrow of an American election.

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Instead of threatening to gavel these objections into irrelevance, as Biden did four years ago, Vice President Mike Pence “welcomes” these challenges.

Pence’s career is finished, but he could have stood for the Constitution he claims to love and which he swore to defend.

However, cowardice is contagious, and no mask was thick enough to protect Pence from the pathogen of fear. »

Julian Assange cannot be extradited to US, British judge rules

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Julian Assange will make a fresh bid to be released from prison on Wednesday after a British judge ruled that he cannot be extradited to the US to face charges of espionage and of hacking government computers.

Legal experts say they would be surprised if bail is granted, given Assange’s categorisation as a flight risk.

Assange denies plotting with Manning to crack an encrypted password on US computers and says there is no evidence anyone’s safety was compromised. »

Trump tapes worse than Watergate, Bernstein says

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Mr Bernstein, who is known for his investigative reporting work in the 1972 Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, said: “It’s not deja vu.

This was something far worse than occurred in Watergate.”.

Mr Trump lost Georgia by over 11,700 votes resulting in the Democrats claiming the state in the presidential elections after a gap of 28 years. »

Hundreds of Google Employees Unionize, Culminating Years of Activism

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Labor organizers also found it difficult to corral the tech companies’ huge work forces, which are scattered around the globe.

Thousands of employees at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are also set to vote on a union in the coming months.

“There are those who would want you to believe that organizing in the tech industry is completely impossible,” Sara Steffens, C.W.A.’s secretary-treasurer, said of the new Google union. »