Why Google’s union is a big deal

7 ian. 2021
137 379 Vizionare

Google workers just announced they’re unionizing with the Communication Workers of America. Here’s everything that led up to that decision, and what it might mean for the tech industry.
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  • What does this mean for Facebook?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 18 Zile
    • My old aunts and uncles that still use Facebook don't really understand nor care.

      aeipee13aeipee13Acum 13 Zile
    • And Tesla, Tesla has been known to abuse workers and be anti-union.

      Strawberry KiysStrawberry KiysAcum 17 Zile
    • @Aryant Yadav the problem is very 1st world, I mean their job is SO SO GOOD compared to any other job.

      Muhammad IqbalMuhammad IqbalAcum 17 Zile
    • @Jordan Christie some people think google is bad, they (in some way) are, but facebook is much worse.

      Muhammad IqbalMuhammad IqbalAcum 17 Zile
    • "We need more tennis courts!"

      Andrey LucasAndrey LucasAcum 18 Zile
  • Zoe killed it! I prefer her as The Big Picture's host. I also am pretty shocked about this news, and interested by all of your comments!

    Garrett WeilGarrett WeilAcum 5 Zile
  • That was NOT what the James Damore post was about. He argued that women were less likely to CHOOSE to go into coding/tech. Not they their biology made them ill suited for it. This has been backed by studies for years and can be clearly observed in the very few women choosing to study in STEM fields.

    PorterPickUpPorterPickUpAcum 10 Zile
  • Amazon warehouse workers unite! Hoping you have any strength left to read this...

    dizzymacdizzymacAcum 11 Zile
  • If google unionizes you see google management changing their liberal bias pretty quick. Now democrats are not going to help the unions to unionized big tech.

    Ed TrentEd TrentAcum 11 Zile
  • Unionizing gives different results in different places. It went great in Germany but led to lazy workers who gets paid a lot in India.

    Rich BurglarRich BurglarAcum 11 Zile
  • Your team need to see a hover board made by hacksmith industries

    Bhawesh JainBhawesh JainAcum 11 Zile
  • Put yourself in the shoes of company owner / management, and think, what would you do? Now, do you still support these people chanting?

    P GP GAcum 11 Zile
  • Probably should have skipped the laugh montage at the end of a 'Big Deal' video.

    mfbe73mfbe73Acum 12 Zile
  • Be careful folks. Capital doesn't like ceding power. They will find ways to replace you and undercut you by off shoring your jobs. It's really easy to do now as you all know. Any how I commend your efforts. Smart, young and savvy people such as yourselves are the future of our nation. Hopefully it will be a more just and enlightened society through your efforts.

    Norman MattsonNorman MattsonAcum 12 Zile
  • Great channel, but I’m taking an America-free diet now and unsubscribing.

    Geekboy NZGeekboy NZAcum 12 Zile
  • Stefon sez: New York's hottest union is GOOGLE

    OwenactorOwenactorAcum 12 Zile
  • It's about time.

    Paul Andrew DunnePaul Andrew DunneAcum 12 Zile
  • UGH the vocals fry is SOOOOO BAD!!! Thank goodness for closed captioning.

    jayinsfjayinsfAcum 12 Zile
    • OMFG I know! It's excruciating!

      Adam GriffinAdam GriffinAcum 12 Zile
    • Exactlyy

      Yatharth BakshiYatharth BakshiAcum 12 Zile
  • Boring stuff

    J HJ HAcum 12 Zile
  • ❤️❤️❤️

    Jeremy VossJeremy VossAcum 12 Zile
  • Sundar is legally mandated to look after shareholders. Shareholders want financial gain, and you dont get richer by cancelling large $$$ projects. Sundar is a natural enemy against ethical project discussion among his employees

    Brandon WeidemaBrandon WeidemaAcum 13 Zile
  • Corporations need to be Evil in order to stay competitive. Workers need to unionize in order to be safe from that evil.

    Envido32Envido32Acum 13 Zile
  • when youtube has double ads, thats the time we know something very big happen with google since 90s

    rodney mullenrodney mullenAcum 13 Zile
  • Crappy article.

    Andy SAndy SAcum 13 Zile
  • Wont be long before google is taken care of along with the rest of the swamp creatures in DC. Enjoy the show....

    Hossman84Hossman84Acum 13 Zile
  • Part about James Demoore is misrepresenting what his memo was about.

    Matthew PepperMatthew PepperAcum 13 Zile
  • Anybody know the average salary for working at Google??

    Super Batman 1993Super Batman 1993Acum 13 Zile
  • Every company should allow all employees to formally organize and negotiate improving their work environment.

    racoonzattackracoonzattackAcum 13 Zile
  • Does anyone know which part of James Damore's letter/memo The Verge is referring to, when they said he wrote "women were less biologically suited to be coders"? I haven't read it for a while, and I'm skimming through now to try to find where he stated this, but I can't seem to find this reference. I can see why someone could extrapolate this due to Damore's wording, but he never outright stated it, so it seems like either someone is overreacting, or intentionally misinterpreting what he wrote.

    Matt OwenMatt OwenAcum 14 Zile
  • because they apply insulating pads without knowing that are anti vibration pads

    WaapRepeatWaapRepeatAcum 14 Zile
    • Yeah

      KarrotPlayzKarrotPlayzAcum 14 Zile
  • Everyone at The Verge seem to have a really cool apartment. Like wow.

    FiPMEFiPMEAcum 14 Zile
  • If a company doesn't want their employees to form a union, they are doing shady things and don't want to stop doing that.

    P KramerP KramerAcum 14 Zile
  • The Verge is left wing right? Where is your union? Rise up and create one - lets do this. Oh it's good for OTHERS not you. Gotcha.

    The Deviant Developer IDW PodcastThe Deviant Developer IDW PodcastAcum 15 Zile
  • I hate both unions and Google. In this scenario hopefully the union will hasten the decline and demise of this gigantic ad tech waste of space that has based its entire existence in 1 innovation 20 years ago.

    The Deviant Developer IDW PodcastThe Deviant Developer IDW PodcastAcum 15 Zile
  • Typical management never getting enough with no moral concerns.

    Brad SchrunkBrad SchrunkAcum 15 Zile
  • s/o to the crow during the bloopers at the end. He is my cousin (i'm a squirrel btw)

    S SS SAcum 15 Zile
  • Well, that's what Google gets for hiring lazy college students who memorized leetcode questions but do not care about programming. Also, a union will ruin the quality of Google’s services. Not good.

    Carlos SeguraCarlos SeguraAcum 15 Zile
  • The tech mafia,amazon,facebook,apple,google and twitter are all friends,if they dont like you you are basicaly dead to everyone on the planet,and the rest of mainsteream media also is on tech mafia side

    Unicornul SarvyUnicornul SarvyAcum 15 Zile
  • This is precisely the moment in the history where the downfall of these tech giants are gonna start.

    ishan dubeyishan dubeyAcum 15 Zile
  • Unions have destroyed many companies.I use Google's products a lot, would hate to see a decrement in quality. Google should provide performance based pay that's how you bust unions. No two workers should be paid same because they aren't doing the same amount of work.

    Binesh ThoppilBinesh ThoppilAcum 15 Zile
  • The giggly outtakes at the end of the report diminished its impact and the credibility of the reporter. Strange choice.

    Ronnie SuburbanRonnie SuburbanAcum 15 Zile
  • Google employees form union Facebook management: Sweating heavily Amazon management: Fainted due to extreme dehydration

    simphusimphuAcum 15 Zile
    • Lets give facebook a pass when they are rule by robot 😂. But seriously union saves life

      James LeeRoyJames LeeRoyAcum 13 Zile
  • Wow! I'm watching this on an Alphabet platform! I guess I'm now on some list. I don't care as I'm in New Zealand while the rest of the world has COVID-19

    Vee PeeVee PeeAcum 16 Zile
  • Hahaha A Union will bring Google down ...... It was good while it lasted, so long Google 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

    phynx2006phynx2006Acum 16 Zile
  • Unfortunately it won’t change anything for black workers. Unions almost never work for us. I know from first hand experience. Just look back at the history of the first union forming in the US and how they shut out black porters in Chicago who had to fight in their own just to get incremental change

    Tony BlountTony BlountAcum 16 Zile
  • Adding a bloopers reel at the end of this video cuts the seriousness of the topic, don't you think?

    sticktingsticktingAcum 16 Zile
  • I’m totally pro union and a union member myself but it seems to me like Google employees are about the most spoiled workers on the planet as it is . It is going to be tough to negotiate safe places and free food in a union contract .

    Jeff PattonJeff PattonAcum 16 Zile
  • Google Worker in Europe be like : you guys are not unionize? Wutttt

    JohnyTechReviewJohnyTechReviewAcum 16 Zile
  • If you to be heard , go start your own company dear

    Hosting MasterHosting MasterAcum 16 Zile
  • What did they expect from a swath of lefties they were hiring

    Hosting MasterHosting MasterAcum 16 Zile
  • Kudos to whom that makes these thumbnail pictures.

    Riza FaziliRiza FaziliAcum 16 Zile
  • What good is a union if China will be in control soon?

    shmitty33shmitty33Acum 16 Zile
    • Right now america is in control. We have been in control for last 20 years. How are we doing so far, the young keep getting poorer and Jeff keeps getting richer.

      James LeeRoyJames LeeRoyAcum 13 Zile
  • you guys sure that everything in this vid is correct?

    Le BerinoLe BerinoAcum 16 Zile
  • Google's Union is AWS

    Dhanush GDhanush GAcum 16 Zile
  • unions are good when they first start out but like everything else they wind up being a big faceless thing just like the company it was born from.

    Andrew WilliamsAndrew WilliamsAcum 16 Zile
  • This needs to happen most at Facebook and Amazon. Conditions are worse there.

    Vedant VaghelaVedant VaghelaAcum 16 Zile
  • Why verge union such a big deal

    Sam TanSam TanAcum 16 Zile
  • "Hey, how about we finish this video off with some bloopers so the very millennials who are portrayed here can have a laugh out of this otherwise heavy report?"

    andrecoxaandrecoxaAcum 17 Zile
  • Why am I just learning this information? I mean, I know the ROlabel tech community focuses on analyzing and reviewing companies' products, but I feel like omitting movements like this limits their potential reach. By the way, I'm not targeting this channel specifically, just wondering why this community often blatantly ignores human rights protests.

    Javier MartosJavier MartosAcum 17 Zile
  • They should name it The Alphabetical Order

    Prayudi SatriyoPrayudi SatriyoAcum 17 Zile
  • If we're lucky, they'll end up destroying the company, then they'll be able to kiss their well paying tech jobs goodbye!

    free roamerfree roamerAcum 17 Zile
  • welcome and good luck from ILWU 13

    jigatumadrejigatumadreAcum 17 Zile
  • I’m in the CWA Union

    A MoreA MoreAcum 17 Zile
  • If the unions actually stop Alphabet from working on the projects that it's working on, that'll lead to reduced revenue for Alphabet. . No Board will be open to reduced revenue. There's a limit to how much the union can achieve.

    Mark OrwaMark OrwaAcum 17 Zile
  • I read google onion and I was like wtf are they doing now?!

    DapoptartDapoptartAcum 17 Zile
  • This is such a great news! I hope employees of other Multinational tech corporations, investment banks and accounting firms follow suit as well, to fight back against company policies that exploit workers!

    gibin thomasgibin thomasAcum 17 Zile
    • Bollocks..the programmers there are pampered beyond beliefs. Google even paid for their worker's oil change. 😂😂

      Abhishek DevAbhishek DevAcum 16 Zile
  • Very interesting development. It should’ve been unionised a long time ago. Facebook is soo gonna hate this. Drone nr 001ZUCK is not going to go for something like this. He probably ‘needs to follow up on that’ some other time.

    Creativepic by Vishu MahabirCreativepic by Vishu MahabirAcum 17 Zile
  • It’s a new year with bright and beautiful ideals , hope you’ll got a huge list for this 2021 . Coz last year was messed up due to many weren’t wise enough to consider investment . But the question, what will you achieve this year?

    Naonji EwingNaonji EwingAcum 17 Zile
    • @Frodd Graham Thank you man!

      Jabulani KayaJabulani KayaAcum 17 Zile
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      Frodd GrahamFrodd GrahamAcum 17 Zile
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      Frodd GrahamFrodd GrahamAcum 17 Zile
    • Great insight. You’re right. This is really helpful. Her success story is everywhere.

      Carlos RodriguesCarlos RodriguesAcum 17 Zile
    • I checked on google now. She’s a registered broker / trader in United States. I need this. How can I connect with her . I hope she’ll get me back

      Jabulani KayaJabulani KayaAcum 17 Zile
  • bruh...

    JoãoJoãoAcum 17 Zile
  • its only true about google us employees, unfortunately google employee around rest of the world are spinless as of any other orgs

    BrainBrainAcum 17 Zile
  • Boeing workers want to have a say whether or it can participate in US defence contracts! US auto union had made its industries most effective in the world ( I hoped)! Waiting to see when Tesla has a union! This is the beginning of the end of US tech industry! China rock! I am sure now !

    Saurav RoySaurav RoyAcum 17 Zile
    • @Abhishek Pathak I agree with the sentiment... I just don't really understand how you arrived at the conclusion that the comment actually says that :|.

      Jarrett AtkinsonJarrett AtkinsonAcum 15 Zile
    • @Jarrett Atkinson He's suggesting Unions end up holding back progress and innovation. They tend to get extremely corrupt and self serving. Do you think Silicon Valley would have become this pinnacle of innovation if everybody worked like cushy civil servants?

      Abhishek PathakAbhishek PathakAcum 15 Zile
    • Are you even saying anything here??

      Jarrett AtkinsonJarrett AtkinsonAcum 15 Zile
  • i think unions are great, when they do what they are intended to do.

    TitoTitoAcum 17 Zile
    • @Abhishek Dev I still don't see where I am wrong. My point still stands. But what I can see is that you are in desperate need for someone to stroke your ego. I hope you find peace soon.

      FractalNoizeFractalNoizeAcum 15 Zile
    • @FractalNoize haha...Unions gave weekends, FDR ended depression, Obama caused racial healing. These are all the things brainwashed people believe. Henry Ford did an experiment with 5 days work week at his factory very similar to how 4 days work week was started by Microsoft in Japan. Unions started demanding the same in every factory, AFTER Ford had already started it.

      Abhishek DevAbhishek DevAcum 15 Zile
    • @Abhishek Dev why do you think you have weekends?

      FractalNoizeFractalNoizeAcum 15 Zile
    • @Abhishek Dev virtually all the time, bootlicker

      Andrea CremoniAndrea CremoniAcum 16 Zile
    • And when has that happened.

      Abhishek DevAbhishek DevAcum 16 Zile
  • Google has changed : googler's are entitled children now

    Nicolas FellerNicolas FellerAcum 17 Zile
  • 6:37 Google engineer workforce vs people of color

    Rd RzRd RzAcum 17 Zile
  • Be a good teach is not easy

    Rd RzRd RzAcum 17 Zile
  • Keep learning guys

    Rd RzRd RzAcum 17 Zile
  • Well remember the Dino in your office backyard

    Rd RzRd RzAcum 17 Zile
  • This is very American. Hey hey don't get offended.

    Muhammad IqbalMuhammad IqbalAcum 17 Zile
  • Great vid but I wanted to know what caused Google to fall in to the darkside.

    DaiDaiAcum 17 Zile
  • Karl Marx has arrived in Silicon Valley.

    Ayush DwivediAyush DwivediAcum 17 Zile
  • I like this host. But I miss the bald one forget his sorry 😅

    Siddhant JaiswalSiddhant JaiswalAcum 17 Zile
  • ........and tram driver:)

    Yiani ZhangYiani ZhangAcum 17 Zile
  • Long live unions!

    LéoLéoAcum 17 Zile
  • w h e r e i s s t e f f a n i n e e d t h e r m a l p a s t e

    PhonsoPhonsoAcum 17 Zile
  • IDK but... Hey Karen!

    AdeelAdeelAcum 17 Zile
  • i had to endure 3 sets of unskippable ads to watch this video to full length. Google owns youtube, Coincidence?

    ArjunjkArjunjkAcum 17 Zile
  • Her fry is so bad that it sounds like she is talking down to us the whole time

    Ryan ChenowethRyan ChenowethAcum 17 Zile
  • Damn

    Maninder SinghManinder SinghAcum 17 Zile
  • I keep reading it as Onion 🧅

    Lukas MurmannLukas MurmannAcum 17 Zile
  • Depends on their agenda. Time to leave Google for good then.

    Alex HollowayAlex HollowayAcum 17 Zile
    • Saying something is easy.

      Muhammad IqbalMuhammad IqbalAcum 17 Zile
  • what did Google think? you hire the best and brightest and assume free lunches, beanbag chairs and your company name will keep them from noticing the injustice?

    Frank BurrusFrank BurrusAcum 17 Zile
  • Some unions are now worse than the terrible companies they were created to negotiate with (like police unions fighting cities to keep them from firing an officer who shot an innocent person... a somewhat more extreme example). I feel like we need to make sure unions don’t take advantage of people the same way companies do. Newer unions are often going to start off well, but when any group of people grows large enough, combating marginalization becomes a challenge, be it a company or a union.

    BradBradAcum 17 Zile
  • *200 employees

    flatericflatericAcum 17 Zile
  • Power will end up corrupting the union

    Gabriel SaraGabriel SaraAcum 17 Zile
  • WORKER UNIONS are equally as bad as the corporate overlords as a consumer siding with google is the best thing to do imo.

    Atharva WalawalkarAtharva WalawalkarAcum 17 Zile
  • Comunism! Comunists everywhere

    Victor Pinas ArnaultVictor Pinas ArnaultAcum 17 Zile
  • I imagine the tesla workers union.

    Victor Pinas ArnaultVictor Pinas ArnaultAcum 17 Zile
  • And my company still think 996 theory is the best implementation. Thanks Jack Ma.

    TJ LiewTJ LiewAcum 18 Zile
    • Basically China big tech

      HK TeoHK TeoAcum 13 Zile
  • For what power is weaker than the feeble strength of one? For the union makes us strong.

    candlelarbra5212candlelarbra5212Acum 18 Zile
    • @Abhishek Pathak True brother. I don't know whether or not you live in India because unions destroyed the textile industry of Mumbai and they de-industralised Bengal.

      Abhishek DevAbhishek DevAcum 14 Zile
    • Did Unions make rust belt strong when they drove away businesses to more business friendly states? US exported it's industry to China which is now going to surpass US lol

      Abhishek PathakAbhishek PathakAcum 15 Zile
    • "makes us strong".....uggh Google employees throw a tantrum when a coffee machine breaks down. Bruhh..

      Abhishek DevAbhishek DevAcum 16 Zile
  • Damore raised interesting questions and he was just bullied and fired without real reflection of what he said. And that's basically sums the Google environment - be it ceos or workers - there is no space for 'incorrect' opinions.

    Айрат ХабибуллинАйрат ХабибуллинAcum 18 Zile
  • Cool!

    Cesar PerezCesar PerezAcum 18 Zile
  • A helpful overview--thank you. The blooper reel at the end didn't seem the right way to end.

    Steven MichelsSteven MichelsAcum 18 Zile
  • One of the reasons they want to form a union is so they can pick whether or not to continue on a project? WTF?¿?! Even with all the scandals the past few years at Google, Googlers have had and continue to enjoy the most privileges and perks of most Fortune 500 employees let alone most of the North American working class. Remove Sundar as CEO and many of Google's "problems" will go away. He lacks a cohesive vision for Google and leadership skills.

    Mathew Liam SousaMathew Liam SousaAcum 18 Zile
    • That's true these google employees are enjoying a very privileged life and are paid very well.

      Muhammad IqbalMuhammad IqbalAcum 17 Zile
    • would you want to work on a project or "tech innovation" that can potentially endanger everyone around you (including yourself)? let's be thankful that there are still people out there with some ethics.

      RinaRinaAcum 18 Zile
  • Who needs this the most is Amazon. That would be splendid 👌🏾🔥

    BosleyBeatsBosleyBeatsAcum 18 Zile
    • @Abhishek Dev fck your savings. How about trying to buy and consume less?

      mgkatyjmgkatyjAcum 14 Zile
    • @Andrea Cremoni I am defending MY SAVINGS. Next time go and pay 15% extra at Walmart. Because that is what the management will do when they have to raise salary of those who are taking the job of high school students.

      Abhishek DevAbhishek DevAcum 15 Zile
    • @Abhishek Dev Dude are you....are you literally going comment to comment just trying to defend trillion-dollars corporations? This is so sad

      Andrea CremoniAndrea CremoniAcum 16 Zile
    • You don't like discounts. 🙄

      Abhishek DevAbhishek DevAcum 16 Zile
    • Yeah. That's why Jeff was thrilled when her ex-wife filed for divorce because he realized he was in a union.

      Dwight MartenDwight MartenAcum 17 Zile