In 2018, we saw workers bravely and impressively organize and stand up to their leaders and decisionmakers, calling for change. Activism among tech workers in a late November, when thousands of people say they are in the process of solving the problem.
Googlers for Ending Forced Arbitration, a group dedicated to ending forced arbitration, spearheaded by organizers of last year's Google Walkout, wants to launch a social media lightning on Tuesday, the group announced in a Medium post today. Every hour on Twitter tomorrow from 9am to 6pm ET, the group wants to share facts about the effects of forced arbitration on tech workers, as well as first-hand accounts of people impacted by forced arbitration and interviews with experts every half hour on Instagram.
Forced arbitration requires a worker to settle a privately closed door rather than a public trial.
The Walker Followed the New York Times reporting that several high-level executives, including Android co-creator Andy Rubin, were accused of sexual misconduct but still received exorbitant exit packages.
After the walkout, Google said it had eliminated forced arbitration-but only for sexual harassment claims , Google's sprawling contractor workforce does not include discrimination cases, and does not apply to Google's sprawling contractor workforce. The company also prohibits employees from pursuing class-action lawsuits.
"The change yielded a win in the headlines, but provided no meaningful gains for worker equity, nor any actual change in employee contracts or future offer letters, "Googlers wrote in the medium post on Monday.
In December, [Employeespublishedastatementcallingforanendtoforcedarbitrationagreementsindustrywide
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Tory Voight, "starting strategic long distance with other leads in other cities" about launchi ng an education campaign around forced arbitration, she said, "because the worst time to learn about arbitration is when you suddenly have to resort to discrimination and harassment in the workplace."