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Google contract workers employed by Accenture file for union election

A supermajority of Google Help workers employed by Accenture, a Google contractor, filed a petition for a union election. The union is composed of writers and graphic designers who create internal and external Google content, including materials for Google Help support pages. Workers have listed both Google and Accenture as joint employers due to the direct role both companies play in shaping working conditions. Workers hope to achieve increased paid time off, competitive pay that appropriately reflects the highly skilled nature of their work, and assurance that team members will not be randomly assigned to projects outside the scope of their workflows. If victorious, workers are set to become the Alphabet Workers Union-CWA’s third bargaining unit. Read more here.


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