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The US National Labor Relations Board has found that two outspoken Amazon workers were illegally fired last year.
If organisers succeed in Bessemer, where nearly 6,000 people work, it could set off a chain reaction across Amazon’s operations nationwide, with thousands more workers rising up and demanding better working conditions.
Employees of Google and parent company Alphabet Inc announced the creation of a union on Jan 4, escalating years of confrontation between workers and management of the Internet giant.
PALO ALTO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's top executives sought to rally employees around business priorities like commerce and virtual reality at a year-end meeting on Tuesday, playing down criticism faced this year of the company's record on false and violent speech.
Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence team at Google, said she was fired for sending an email that management deemed “inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager”, according to a series of Twitter posts late Wednesday night.
Google illegally fired, interrogated and surveilled activist employees, a regional director of the US National Labor Relations Board alleged in a complaint on Dec 2.
Unions representing tens of thousands of Amazon.com Inc employees are planning walkouts and other action as the year’s busiest shopping season begins this week, in protest at the e-commerce giant’s handling of everything from sick pay and Covid-19 precautions to user privacy.
Facebook Inc will require employees to use either their own picture or an image of their initials as their internal profile photo as part of a broader effort to encourage more respectful discourse internally.
Facebook Inc hasn’t been able to increase Black representation in technical roles by a single percentage point since starting to report diversity numbers in 2014.
Social media site Reddit said it had shut down r/The_Donald, a forum for supporters of US president Donald Trump, on Monday as it announced an overhaul of its content policies.