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Google’s Secret Relationship With Union-Busting Firm Outed by Calendar Entries: Report

Following months of growing internal tension between workers and executives within Google, the tech juggernaut has hired a consulting firm known for fighting union activity, according to a report from the New York Times. Read More >>

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Report: Google Staff Suspect New Internal Software is Designed to Suppress Employee Dissent

Staff at Google are wary that the company may be building “an internal surveillance tool” with the purpose of crushing employee dissent, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute Video

Amazon, America’s second-largest employer, has so far remained immune to any attempts by US workers to form a union. With rumblings of employee organisation at Whole Foods—which Amazon bought for $13.7 billion (£10.5 billion) last year—a 45-minute union-busting training video produced by the company was sent to Team Leaders of the grocery chain last week, according to sources with knowledge of the store’s activities. Recordings of those videos, obtained by Gizmodo, provide valuable insight into the company’s thinking and tactics. Read More >>

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Dozens of Samsung Execs Charged with Union Sabotage: Report

Despite having a domestic workforce of around 200,000 employees, fewer than 300 Samsung employees are part of a union, which seems a little curious. So South Korean regulators decided to dig a little deeper, and after a five-month investigation spurred by officials from South Korea’s Justice party, prosecutors have reportedly slapped Lee Sang-hoon, the chairman of Samsung’s board of directors, and 31 other Samsung execs and affiliates with charges of union sabotage. Read More >>

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Amazon Workers Strike During Prime Day Crunch

Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe seeking better conditions and pay are engaged in a coordinated strike meant to coincide with Prime Day, the company’s invented shopping holiday. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Responds to Claims of Low Pay, Injuries and Anti-Union Policies at Tesla Plant

Tesla’s effort to bring electric cars to the world has often felt like science fiction in real life. CEO Elon Musk’s continued defense of and association with the decided anti-science Trump administration has cracked that illusion somewhat, but an alleged employee’s impassioned post on the car company’s working conditions seems intent on shattering it completely. Read More >>