The organizers of last week's massive strike at Google rightly failed to meet their demands. This morning, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, responded to some of his demands and explained how Google refuses to enforce arbitration for sexual harassment and sexual assault. This provides more transparency in relation to these investigations and more.
Changes, the company has not met all the requirements of the organizers. For example, Google was unable to report its Chief Diversity Officer directly to Pichai and ignored the organizers' request to include a worker representative on the board.
In today's Medium position, the organizers recommended that Google's process be aware that Pichai's response did not address many of the core demands. In the letter they write:
However, the answer ignored some of the core demands ̵1; such as increasing the Diversity Officer and employee representation on the Board – and disturbingly eliminated those who focused on racism, discrimination and structural injustice. Crow class system, which separates full-time employees from temporary workers. Contract workers account for more than half of Google's workforce and have important roles across the enterprise. However, they only benefit from a few benefits associated with employing tech companies. They are also mostly people of color, immigrants and working-class people.
"The process by which we build a truly just culture must the voices of black women, immigrants, and people of color – those who face these overlapping problems Paying too much too often, "said Google employee and organizer of Walkout, Demma Rodriguez, in the media post. "We work to make that possible, because true justice depends on it."
The worldwide strike of 20,000 Google employees and contractors came in response to a damning New York Times report on Google's investigation of sexual harassment investigations. For the future, the organizers say that they are not giving up on the demands "most important to women of color: an employee representative on the board, the appointment of the Chief Diversity Officer, more transparency in and an end to inequality on Google and beyond" "I look forward to meeting with Google's leadership to meet all our demands."
I've turned to Google and will update this story when I come back.