It is the recent organizing effort by technicians who have gone public in frustration with unfair work practices and unethical business deals in recent years. Amazon employees are trying to unionize in an Alabama warehouse, while Google contractors in Pittsburgh have voted to unionize. (Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, owns the Washington Post.)
But much of Silicon Valley has resisted union efforts, monitored suspicious organizers, and hired advisors to quell emerging efforts.
“We have always worked hard to create a supportive and rewarding workplace for our workforce,” said Kara Silverstein, director of people operations at Google, in a statement. “Of course, our employees have protected the labor rights we support. But as always, we will continue to work directly with all of our employees. “
The Alphabet Union is trying a new way forward to avoid this. As a rule, unions are formed following an election made by …