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. »