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Google Employees Hope To Turn Last Year's Walkouts Into Real Change

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Vicki Tardif, a linguist at Google, who led one of the walkouts last year. Now, she's building upon that with a social media campaign to end forced arbitration.
NPR - Published

Googlers to flood social media with tales of harassment in bid to end forced arbitration


The Register - Published

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Organizers Looking to Get Companies To Ban Forced Arbitration [Video]Organizers Looking to Get Companies To Ban Forced Arbitration  00:32

Last year workers at Google walked out during work to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct cases. Now the same organizers are starting a new effort called “End Forced Arbitration.”..

Wochit - Published

Organizers Of The Google Walkout Are Planning Social Media Action [Video]Organizers Of The Google Walkout Are Planning Social Media Action  00:46

Organizers of last November's Google Walkout, in which thousands of employees left their offices in solidarity and protest over the company's handling of sexual misconduct cases, are making headlines..

Wochit - Published

Tom Brokaw Accuser Calls On Comcast To Hire ‘Outside Counsel’ To Investigate NBC Misconduct Claims [Video]Tom Brokaw Accuser Calls On Comcast To Hire ‘Outside Counsel’ To Investigate NBC Misconduct Claims  00:40

Linda Vester, a former NBC News reporter who accused network icon Tom Brokaw of sexual harassment, renewed her call for an independent investigation into misconduct claims at her former network and..

Wochit - Published

 

Google and Facebook employees are teaming up against their bosses

google and facebook employees are teaming up against their bosses
Last week we wrote about a pair of new lawsuits against Google’s parent company, Alphabet, alleging that the board acted improperly in which it agreed to pay out tens of millions of dollars to..
The Verge - Published

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. *1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to..
Business Insider - Published

A group of Google employees plan to educate people about forced arbitration

A group of Google employees are taking to Twitter and Instagram tomorrow in an attempt to educate the public about forced arbitration, Recode first reported. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, this group will..
TechCrunch - Published

The organizers of the Google Walkout are calling on the tech industry to end forced arbitration employment agreements completely (GOOG, GOOGL, FB)

the organizers of the google walkout are calling on the tech industry to end forced arbitration employment agreements completely (goog, googl, fb)
· Organizers of last year's Google Walkout, where thousands of employees left their desks to protest the company's handling of executive sexual misconduct cases, are launching a social media campaign..
Business Insider - Published

United States: Is It Time To Revisit SEC's Ban On "Forced" Arbitration Provisions? - Carlton Fields

The SEC has long refused to allow companies to go public with bylaws or other governing documents that would require shareholders to arbitrate federal securities law claims against the company.
Mondaq - Published

Organizers of the successful Google employee walkout are now calling on the rest of the tech industry to take up their cause (GOOG, GOOGL)

organizers of the successful google employee walkout are now calling on the rest of the tech industry to take up their cause (goog, googl)
· On Monday, some of the original organizers for Google's November walkout demanded an end to forced arbitration. · Forced arbitration is a corporate practice whereby upon their hiring, employees..
Business Insider - Published

Google employees demand the end of forced arbitration across the tech industry

On the heels of an employee-led protest against Google, a group of 35 Google employees is banding together to take it a step further and end the practice of forced arbitration across the entire tech..
TechCrunch - Published

A group of Google employees are calling on tech workers to band together to end forced arbitration

Remaining month, when 20,000 Google workers walked out of labor, their first call for was once an finish to a convention that forestalls staff from taking their employer to courtroom over problems like..
The News Articles - Published

One of Google's new sexual-harassment policies could be the key to changing all of Silicon Valley's bro culture

one of google's new sexual-harassment policies could be the key to changing all of silicon valley's bro culture
· *After a boatload of drama at Google over how the company has handled sexual harassment and misconduct, CEO Sundar Pichai announced new policies.* · *Google is joining a wave of companies that..
Business Insider - Published

Google Employees Call for Company to Abandon Its Censored Chinese Search Engine

Dozens of Google employees on Tuesday are publicly calling for the tech giant to abandon building its censored Chinese search engine. The project, internally dubbed “Project Dragonfly,” has..
The Wrap - Published

Tech signals end of forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims

Google, Facebook and eBay are among those recently rescinding the policy in response to the #MeToo movement
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Billboard.comDeseret NewsIndiaTimesSFGateSeattlePI.comNew Zealand HeraldCTV NewsSeattle TimesMashableThe Verge

End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More.

If tech companies really want to be cutting-edge, they should get rid of the policy in all employment-related disputes.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Wall Street JournalThe Verge

Uber's Bold Move To Protect Women: Tracking Sexual Assaults On Rides

uber's bold move to protect women: tracking sexual assaults on rides
Watch VideoUber is taking a bold action in terms of addressing sexual assault and harassment. The ride-sharing company announced it created a system to classify and track claims of sexual assault..
Newsy - Published

Facebook and Airbnb revise sexual harassment policies after Google protests

Earlier this month, thousands of Google employees walked out of their offices, in part to protest company policies regarding sexual harassment, transparency, and the handling thereof. CEO Sundar Pichai..
The Next Web - Published

eBay is the latest tech giant to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment at work

San Jose-based eBay Inc. is ending a company policy that forced employees into private arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at work, BuzzFeed reports. EBay’s new policy mirrors similar moves by..
bizjournals - Published

Facebook nixes forced arbitration requirement

Facebook announced that it would end its forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims, following in Google's footsteps and  -More- 
SmartBrief - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

One of Google's most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment

one of google's most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment
· *Google's Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is one of the most senior women at the company.* · *She told a conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal that she joined employees walking out two..
Business Insider - Published

Uber's new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour

uber's new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour
· *Uber detailed 21 new categories of sexual misconduct and assault it is going to adopt in its reporting.* · *The report outlining the categories contains a "mix-and-match" exercise in which..
Business Insider - Published

Fin24.com | Airbnb ends forced arbitration for discrimination and harassment

Airbnb, following Google, Facebook and Uber, says it would not force employees who filed sexual harassment claims to settle those cases in private arbitration.
News24 - Published

Facebook is ending forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims, following Google’s mass walkout

Facebook on Friday became the latest tech company to end a policy that had forced employees to go into arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at work. It also added a new requirement that the..
bizjournals - Published Also reported by •Wall Street JournalThe Verge

eBay and Airbnb will end mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims

ebay and airbnb will end mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims
eBay and Airbnb will both allow sexual harassment victims to take their cases to court, rather than requiring private arbitration, the companies told BuzzFeed. They’re the latest companies to drop..
The Verge - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

Airbnb ends forced arbitration days after Google, Facebook did the same

Uber and Lyft put an end to forced arbitration earlier this year.
TechCrunch - Published

Facebook won't force employees to settle sexual harassment claims privately thanks to the Google walkout protests

facebook won't force employees to settle sexual harassment claims privately thanks to the google walkout protests
· *Facebook is ending a policy of required arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at the company.* · *The policy requires employees to give up their right to sue.* · *This change came a day..
Business Insider - Published

Facebook to Drop Forced Arbitration in Harassment Cases

The social media giant acted one day after Google, facing intense pressure from employees, made a similar decision.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Wall Street JournalThe Verge

Google promises change after staff walkout

Organizers of last week's protest against Google aren't satisfied that the tech giant is doing enough to quell their concerns by amending the company's sexual harassment policy. Google CEO Sundar..
bizjournals - Published

DealBook Briefing: Google Overhauls Its Sexual Misconduct Policy

The company will end its practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault after last week’s staff walkout.
NYTimes.com - Published

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