Vice has put together a helpful guide to union organizing. Vice has written a guide to the writers guild of America, East union.
Vice’s guide covers how to assess your company’s policies toward workers organizing. A key thing is that you should avoid doing any sort of organizing work on company infrastructure.
By that we mean computers, phones, printers, chat software, and email. But also avoid discussing labor actions in physical places like meeting rooms, cafeterias, or basketball courts.
If your workplace runs on employer-provided g suite, your IT department might be able to access any email you’ve ever sent. This is likely also true if your company runs self-hosted email and calendar services.
The guide recommends that organizers avoid using Slack, as the app is n’t encrypted. It also includes snippets and recommendations from organizing documents written by workers at Microsoft and Amazon.
More than 20,000 Googlers walked out in large part to protest the $ 90 million exit package given to Android co-founder Andy Rubin.
Claire Stapleton and Meredith Whittaker left the company in 2019. Google has also been accused of union-busting, hiring an alleged anti-union consulting firm. Four employees involved in internal activism at the company said they planned to file labor charges against the company.
Some Amazon employees have also organized, with part-time workers protesting the company’s strict time-off policies. Part-Time workers in Sacramento have also protested the firm’s time-off policies.