Bloomberg Law
April 26, 2023, 8:30 PM

YouTube Union Vote Paves Way for Bargaining With Alphabet (1)

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

A group of YouTube contract staff in Texas have unanimously voted to unionize in a labor victory that could force parent company Alphabet Inc. to collectively bargain with US workers for the first time in its history.

The US National Labor Relations Board counted ballots on Wednesday, with 41 of the roughly 50 eligible employees voting for the union, nobody voting against and around eight people not voting.

The workers, whose jobs include ensuring videos are correctly labeled and handling requests from users of YouTube Music, are hired via the staffing agency Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. But those who ...

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