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Google Contract Workers in Pittsburgh Vote to Unionize (1)

Sept. 24, 2019, 7:41 PM

Contract workers for Google in Pittsburgh voted to join the United Steelworkers on Sept. 24, according to the union.

The result was 49 votes for and 24 against, said Maria Somma, the organizing director for the union.

This is one of the first victories for organized labor since waves of employee activism began consuming the technology giant last year. The union hopes to gain a broader foothold in the sector, even with white-collar staff who have largely avoided organized labor. It has already expanded beyond steel, representing employees in education and health care. Most of the Pittsburgh staff are data...

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