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Google Fiber Staff Seek Union Vote, Contract Talks With Alphabet

Jan. 4, 2022, 10:35 PM

Sub-contracted Alphabet Inc. workers in Missouri are petitioning the U.S. government to make the company collectively bargain with them, opening a new front in the struggle over what the internet giant owes workers it claims aren’t its employees.

In a filing Tuesday with the National Labor Relations Board, the Alphabet Workers Union requested the agency hold a unionization vote among about a dozen Google Fiber retail store staff in Kansas City, almost all of whom the union says it’s signed up. AWU’s petition specifies that the workers are seeking to negotiate not only with the Alphabet vendor that officially employs ...

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