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Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Google workers unionize

I think we can be confident that we've passed the point of peak Google:

Hundreds of engineers and other workers announced the formation of Google’s first union on Monday, ostensibly to provide more structure to ongoing employee activism at the company rather than pursue traditional union goals.

Dubbed the ‘Alphabet Workers Union’ after Google’s parent company, the union is composed of hundreds of staff out of Alphabet’s reported 132,000 employees but could mark a major sea change within Silicon Valley, which has long resisted unionization efforts. 

“This is historic – the first union at a major tech company by and for all tech workers,” Dylan Baker, a software engineer at Google, said in a statement. 

This should present some interesting opportunities as well as providing for some quality entertainment. Silicon Valley is already dysfunctional, so a few SJW-driven unions should help multiply the chaos.

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73 Comments:

Blogger berb2000 January 05, 2021 1:13 PM  

I can only imagine how completely inhuman and retarded a Google Union meeting would be. Actually I can't even imagine it.

Blogger Pratisara January 05, 2021 1:16 PM  

Hey you - stop trying to write quality code in a short time. You like your knee caps? Kapeesh?

Blogger Daniel January 05, 2021 1:16 PM  

How does convergence differ from a strike?

During a strike, the protesters want to return to their core function.

Blogger Wayne January 05, 2021 1:21 PM  

Substituting "Wokers" in the title would be more accurate.

Blogger Ken Prescott January 05, 2021 1:21 PM  

Can we all claim to "identify" as employees of Alphabet and join?

Blogger Charles Martel January 05, 2021 1:26 PM  

This is potential comedic gold...
Can't wait to see what comes out of it!

Blogger Punkindrublik January 05, 2021 1:29 PM  

Will there be meetings?

Blogger #7139 January 05, 2021 1:31 PM  

Google and the Alphabet Workers Union. Surely a match made in Heaven!

Blogger Darren January 05, 2021 1:34 PM  

So when this handful of openky-activist Clever Boys decide to strike, do they call in sick with the AWU Flu?
And will anybody even notice?

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 05, 2021 1:35 PM  

"provide more structure to ongoing employee activism at the company rather than pursue traditional union goals."

Honesty.

Blogger Nate January 05, 2021 1:36 PM  

***checks stock portfolio***

***finds no google***

***relief***

Blogger Randomatos January 05, 2021 1:39 PM  

"Silicon Valley is already dysfunctional, so a few SJW-driven unions should help multiply the chaos." First response - a hearty snortle; second response - "Oh God have mercy, my Wing commander is going to find a way invite these nutjobs to come lecture us."

Blogger Unknown January 05, 2021 1:41 PM  

I don't do US union law. It is very speciialized.

Years ago a client had interest in a DHL local delivery company. The teamsters wanted to organize. DHL sent in a law firm and speech firm to oppose. Union won the election.

DHL dumped the contract and helped us sell off the lease for the sorting center and the vans-- to people unrelated to DHL, then help an unrelated business start a DHL local delivery firm.

Unions work, so long as the employer is the government, or the employee headcount is huge and it is too hard to move the physical plant.

Neither is true of google. Most of the lab stuff can be moved to India (have to triple the 'professional' work force, and hire hard security firms) but in the end google will save money.

Server farms are already spread out in different areas to get local tax credits.

Move the actual corporate c-suite functions and the highest level idea labs an hour the other side of San Fran. Problem solved. And the stock grants should soar when the moves are announced.

Blogger Test 1 2 3 January 05, 2021 1:41 PM  

Peak Google does that equate to Peak Totalism as well I hope...

Vox and friends you all should watch this:


CALL TO ACTION: SHARE THIS WIDELY! FOCUS ON FAUCI - 5TH OF JANUARY 2021

https://www.bitchute.com/video/6xu20c1_urI/

Blogger Karen took the Kids January 05, 2021 1:41 PM  

'Alphabet Workers Union'

I wonder if that refers to the name of the parent company or the fact that Google's employees are from the alphabet soup side of life.

Blogger d January 05, 2021 1:43 PM  

Their new motto: "Don't be Googled"

Blogger boron January 05, 2021 1:48 PM  

consider that the American Communist party, if it hasn't already, will probably take over the union

Blogger Zaklog the Great January 05, 2021 1:50 PM  

the union is composed of hundreds of staff out of Alphabet’s reported 132,000 employees

And those hundreds are almost certainly the most useless, unproductive, and, quite likely, diverse group of employees at Google.

Blogger Brett baker January 05, 2021 1:52 PM  

See if you own Alphabet. Well, not you Nate, but people who think Google is listed on the stock exchange.

Blogger szook January 05, 2021 1:53 PM  

Because after all ARBEIT MACHT FREI!

Blogger Brett baker January 05, 2021 1:53 PM  

I bet Alphabet's union-busting will make the robber barons look good.

Blogger Wazdakka January 05, 2021 1:55 PM  

Alphabet soup of SJW funzies

Blogger crescent wrench January 05, 2021 1:56 PM  

Doesn't labor law specifically address working conditions, work-life balance, and wages?

Where in labor law are they going to be able to hang "social justice" and "nontraditional union goals"

Blogger rumpole5 January 05, 2021 1:57 PM  

I hope to live to read about the demise of Disney and Google, and the resanctification of Hagia Sophia as the seat of Christendom in Constantinople.

Blogger RedJack January 05, 2021 2:14 PM  

Not sure engineers can unionize. Interesting

Blogger justin2357 January 05, 2021 2:18 PM  

How long till those jobs are shipped overseas??

Blogger Gianna January 05, 2021 2:23 PM  

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Blogger Cinqueports January 05, 2021 2:24 PM  

This is beyond comedy. Tech workers forming a union to push tech companies further left (as if there is anything to the left of the tech oligarchs).
What does the union contract look like? These kittens have all the pay and benefits anyone could ask for. They already have free tampons in all restrooms. They already have preferred pronouns. They already have defunded police and private security. So what do they want the union contract to provide? Will it be a political manifesto demanding some nebulous humanist nonsense in incomprehensible Newspeak?
Do any of these people understand that if they go on strike the scabs live in Bombay and need not cross a picket line?
Or, in the alternative, they don't strike and choose to sabotage (which they are eminently qualified to do). How does management deal with that problem?
File it under Sowing the Seeds of One's Own Destruction.

Blogger vmax71 January 05, 2021 2:28 PM  

It can’t come soon enough for the GEOTUS TO declare the tech companies public utilities

Blogger Gaurav Sharma January 05, 2021 2:30 PM  

I like how Vox already developed the term for this before it became fashionable to use: converged.

Blogger Doom January 05, 2021 2:30 PM  

As much as I despise unions, in hell, they have a place. Now, to make every single tech worker a required party to the unions (at least in California). I wonder how fast Silicon Valley can be deconstructed using it's own methods? And, whether the worker is Indian or American will matter if they are all union?

Actually? Why stop with tech? Why not hit every single woke corporation out there with absolute unions. It's one way to change things, quickly.

Blogger xavier January 05, 2021 2:31 PM  

So Google mail and drive will soon have Windows bit rot level bugs. But look how woke we are!

Blogger weka January 05, 2021 2:34 PM  

This means the number of completely programmers has dropped below the corporate event horizon.

Blogger Barbarossa January 05, 2021 2:35 PM  

I've had a couple of civilian jobs where there was a unionized work force. Come contract renegotiation time, you'd see all sorts of interesting throw-away bargaining points like "Issue new set of steel-toed boots every year" or "Get Arbor Day off with path for landscaping crew." But in the end it all came down to pay, pension, insurance, etc. Real pocket book issues.

Can you simply imagine what these freaks are going to want in their contract? And what are the chances this union fractures into a dozen smaller unions within 5 years when they can't all agree on which diverse group needs to be catered to? "We need more LBGTQWERTY!!!" "No! We need more LatinZ!!!!" "Kangz should get free parking!!!" "You drive a car!?! Ewwww."

Peak Google indeed.

Blogger Giraffe January 05, 2021 2:41 PM  

Google maps has disabled directions to DC ahead of the Trump rally.

https://twitter.com/WhiteHovse/status/1346537020034789378

Blogger B-Rex January 05, 2021 2:49 PM  

as a non-binary, lesbian orc-kin on the spectrum with disability, this union will make sure the white and asian dudes shut up and do the work so i can stay home and have the job pay for my pills and cupcake needs, right?

Blogger James Dixon January 05, 2021 2:53 PM  

> ...ostensibly to provide more structure to ongoing employee activism at the company rather than pursue traditional union goals.

They really don't know how unions work, do they?

Blogger Warunicorn January 05, 2021 2:53 PM  

Oh, to watch them eat their own... lol

Blogger Duh January 05, 2021 2:53 PM  

Time to short GOOG

Blogger The Lab Manager January 05, 2021 3:00 PM  

I hope much chaos ensues for Google. It was funny watching that AI research simian cause them problems. I imagine all the white shitlibs eating each other over how woke they are over the few months. Not sure what the mongoloids and Asiatic will do; maybe hire more of their own.

Blogger RadixMalorum January 05, 2021 3:01 PM  

Unions have always been the useful idiots of the communists.

Blogger dowens January 05, 2021 3:04 PM  

*** Buys a massive Put option on Alphabet ***


Blogger Akulkis January 05, 2021 3:04 PM  

"ostensibly to provide more structure to ongoing employee activism at the company rather than pursue traditional union goals."

"“This is historic – the first union at a major tech company by and for all tech workers,”

Worker activism = censoring users.

Censors aren't tech workers any more than someone walking down a road is a transportation engineer.

Blogger Cederq January 05, 2021 3:08 PM  

If they go on strike, will that shut google services down?

Blogger Ingemar January 05, 2021 3:11 PM  

Unions aren't fun without organized crime!

Blogger Keith January 05, 2021 3:18 PM  

Google and Alphabet are well known to pay their people very well. This maneuver is insane, and will be interesting to watch play out.

Blogger James Dixon January 05, 2021 3:19 PM  

> ***checks stock portfolio***
> ***finds no google***

Most of my investments are in index funds, so I have some exposure to Google. :(

According to SCHB's fact sheet Alphabet class A and class C shares make up about 2.6% of their holdings, and SCHB is a bit over 9% of our portfolio. So minimal, but it is there.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 05, 2021 3:29 PM  

Cinqueports wrote:They already have free tampons in all restrooms. They already have preferred pronouns. They already have defunded police and private security. So what do they want the union contract to provide?
What do they want?
Their non-negotiable demands are:
1) The ability to forcibly silence, and fire at will, anyone who reminds them of their fathers.
2) The ability to censor any online voice that dares to disagree with them.

Blogger Freedom from Liberals January 05, 2021 3:30 PM  

Since the search engine giants are 100% converged like their nonbinary social media siblings, isn't that a golden opportunity to make new search engines as with Social Galactic and Unauthorized?

Blogger James Dixon January 05, 2021 3:36 PM  

> Move the actual corporate c-suite functions and the highest level idea labs an hour the other side of San Fran. Problem solved.

They already did that. Alphabet is now the parent company and Google is a wholly owned subsidiary.

> How long till those jobs are shipped overseas??

They prefer bringing them here where they have greater control. Remember Google's CEO is Pichai Sundararajan.

Blogger GregMan January 05, 2021 3:41 PM  

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of woke, left-wing, tyrannical, neo-communists.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 05, 2021 3:43 PM  

Freedom from Liberals wrote:isn't that a golden opportunity to make new search engines
There is no honest money to be made in Search.
None.
You can only make money by selling search results, or selling the data you collect based on what people search for.
Google wspent it's first years muttering over and over to itself "Don't be evil" because they understood even in the earliest days that there was no way to make it in their chosen business without being evil.

Blogger TheMaleRei January 05, 2021 4:06 PM  

I know blue collar unions in the NYC area have historically been under the control of organized crime (and elsewhere certainly).

Supposedly there isn't much Cosa Nostra in California, but I can imagine even the Mafia going - "Google? Those pussies? I ain't going nowhere near those freaks!"

Blogger Br1cht January 05, 2021 4:06 PM  

Barbarossa wrote:"We need more LBGTQWERTY!!!"

You forgot the P, the P(Pedophile) is what they always come to.

Blogger Karl January 05, 2021 4:23 PM  

I support the employees' unionizing efforts at Google and at other Bay Area companies. (Apple, Facebook, and the others that want to police my speech.)

So does Nasim Najafi Aghdam.

Blogger Johnny January 05, 2021 4:27 PM  

Crazy is as crazy does. We sure are drifting off the deep end in this country.

Blogger James Dixon January 05, 2021 4:58 PM  

> Supposedly there isn't much Cosa Nostra in California...

I'm sure both India and Mexico have active organized crime groups eager to get involved.

Blogger Barbarossa January 05, 2021 5:00 PM  

@54 The P is silent...until they think they have firm control and then it won't shut up.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot January 05, 2021 5:09 PM  

1) The ability to forcibly silence, and fire at will, anyone who reminds them of their fathers.

Given the non-zero percentage that are at least unsure who their father actually is, this is virtual carte blanche.

Blogger glueballs January 05, 2021 5:14 PM  

Harambe was a steward of Gorilla Union #4523. This did not help him bring home the bananas once a grievance arose. It got him killed with a tabloid “child endangerment” cover story and Harambe was caught nude in widely distributed photographs. Some would say those are photoshopped. The Googleer Union would do well to learn the lessons of Harambe when they have time dodging homeless poo and living in tiny homes while pining to dine at French Laundry without the mask, just like Harambe used to do when he could escape Cleveland maskless, which denizens always try today but few succeed, Cleveland being a death camp, six million a year. Dicks out for Harambe, all honor to his name; dicks out for unionizing Googleers, their dicks are already swinging in the wind, and that’s just the trannies in management. Keep doing no evil, I believe you. /s

Blogger SciVo January 05, 2021 5:15 PM  

I salute this effort to bring the company down from the inside, and wish them well in their future endeavors.

Blogger brbrophy January 05, 2021 5:23 PM  

When Alphabet fails and is liquidated will it be called Alphabet soup?

Blogger Unknown January 05, 2021 5:36 PM  

Talk about a company union. Keeping wages down by distracting with SJW stuff. Classic Woke Capital move.

Blogger Azimus January 05, 2021 5:39 PM  

Generally speaking I'm in favor of private sector unions.

Not this one.

Blogger Patrick McNally January 05, 2021 6:11 PM  

The union should ban the hiring of straight white males. Then the company will just collapse and we'll all be better off.

Blogger Pedro the Cat January 05, 2021 6:25 PM  

I am assuming many of the union people will be H1B's.

Vox is a prophet and Google will soon agree: They have to go back!

Blogger InTheLimbo January 05, 2021 6:26 PM  

"We need more LBGTQWERTY!!!"

Indeed, just today I got an email from my higher ups reminding me to take another "Diversity Equity and Inclusion" training so we can hire more LGBTQWERTYs.

The ironic thing is that I know for a fact that none of them give a rat's ass about this crap. They are all psychopathic ruthless money makers, that care about nothing else than adding tens of millions of dollars per year to their bank accounts and climbing the corporate ladder. It's amazing how this game has been built, so that even the rich and powerful are bowing before apparently powerless mentally ill freaks.

Blogger Jack Ward January 05, 2021 6:29 PM  

So, Alphabet, eh. Reminds me of the Umbrella Corp in the movie francize. Now, if Mila Javovich suddenly becomes affiliated with Alphabet, then I will really start to worry.

Blogger Canadian Warlord January 05, 2021 6:34 PM  

The real question: after the union bosses clean out the pension funds, how will they control the crowds? Kneecap led pipe a la 1960s teamsters, or will it be online harassment?

Blogger Canada78Bear January 05, 2021 8:55 PM  

Hopefully it spreads to Facebook. Nothing kills companies faster than non-profit oriented unions.
Demands for income diverted to charity work and even more diversity activities.

Blogger Thucydides January 05, 2021 9:41 PM  

Add to the chaos - start a rumour that Vox actually instigated the unionization of Alphabet....

Blogger John Atria January 05, 2021 9:54 PM  

I'm ready for this. Bugmen are unpleasant and vindictive creatures just on a normal day. The backstabbing and petty power plays will make for some hilarious news articles a few months from now.

Blogger valis January 05, 2021 11:40 PM  

What's the bet that google management is totally onboard with this? Think about it, next time they wanna fire some James Damore sperg for wrongthink, they can beat the lawsuit by just saying that the union demanded it.

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