What We do
We fight for our rights as Alphabet workers.
When we organize, we win!
Alphabet Workers Union-CWA is proud of our many union led wins. Learn more about some of the ways that AWU-CWA has already made positive change in the workplace.
Our members at YouTube Music not only led the first ever strike in Google history—against a retaliatory RTO mandate—they also won their union election 41-0.
In response to worker demands, thousands of Alphabet contract workers were informed that they had won the first ever raises in the history of RaterLabs, an AI training vendor whose only known client is Google.
Following demands by workers, Google announced a new external speaker policy to ensure future speaker events do not undermine “Google’s culture of belonging” and canceled a scheduled talk with a known caste supremacist.
In the Press
Google Help workers win their NLRB election.
Layoffs continue at Google—our livelihoods are not safe until we're organized.
Google is ignoring the NLRB and breaking US labor law by refusing to bargain with our YouTube Music members.
The AFLCIO featured the experiences of Google AI workers & Alphabet Workers Union-CWA members in President Shuler's testimony at the AI Insight Forum.
Alphabet Workers Union-CWA files Unfair Labor Practice charge against Google and Accenture for retaliatory layoffs against unionized Google Help workers.
Last week around 80 Google Help workers subcontracted thru Accenture received layoff notices. This announcement from Google/Accenture comes just weeks after 119 Google Help workers announced their unionization efforts with AWU-CWA. We're mobilizing every option available to us.
Thousands of low paid contractor workers are being overworked in an effort for Google to train its AI chatbot.
The National Labor Relations Board has just reached a settlement with Google and the Google subcontractor Modis, on behalf of Tuesday Carne, a Google Data Center worker illegally fired for discussing wages. Carne was fired after she asked about holiday pay for herself and other workers at a biweekly meeting between employees and management. In the termination letter, Carne was informed by her manager that her conduct was “un-Googley,”— a vaguely defined term used within Google, often used as a catch-all for having a ‘bad attitude.’ On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Alphabet Workers Union-CWA filed an Unfair Labor Practice Charge on behalf of Tuesday Carne. As part of her settlement, Tuesday Carne will receive front and back pay and Google and Modis have been forced to publicly declare their wrongdoing in this instance of unlawful termination.
Last month, six Google contractors claimed that they were fired from their employer, Appen, for speaking up about their working conditions. These contractors were later reinstated by the company after The Washington Post reported on their dismissals and the subsequent ULP charges filed by AWU-CWA.
Google Raters previously fired for speaking out about working conditions, have been reinstated after filing an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with the NLRB, emphasizing the power of organizing.
A labor group that advocates on behalf of Google workers is challenging the discharge of six contractors who tested the website's search and artificial intelligence algorithms, telling the National Labor Relations Board in an unfair labor practice charge filed Wednesday that the terminations violated federal labor law.
Alphabet Workers Union issues statement seeking voice in policies
A worker group that includes writers and designers wants collective bargaining rights.
Union activity at Amazon and other tech companies has been on the rise. Will the sense of precarity engendered by a massive wave of layoffs quash that — or stoke it?
A week after YouTube Music workers filed for a union election, Google issued a return-to-office order for the remote workforce. Employees, who say the order is an illegal attempt to interfere with the election, are now on strike. We spoke with some of them.
Unanimous vote in Texas affects around 50 contract staff
Labor laws make it difficult to fire staff in France, Germany
People who work to assure the quality of Google search results are asking for labor rights.
Thousands of contractors who work for RaterLabs and power Google search's AI behind the scenes will now receive $14-$14.50 an hour.
Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google this week introduced rules for inviting guest speakers to its offices, days after it canceled a talk by an Indian historian who has disparaged marginalized groups and their concerns, according to company emails seen by Reuters.
Union files complaints with National Labor Relations Board
The worker said the company had tried to retaliate against her activism opposing a deal with the Israeli military, while co-workers argued the company had an anti-Palestinian bias.
Seattle City Council outlawed caste-based discrimination this week, a centuries-old form of social stratification with roots in South Asia, following years of activist organizing and similar bans at some American universities.
The Alphabet Workers union launched a petition calling for Google to stop requiring trans workers to use deadnames on company badges.
Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it.
Workers at two stores gain collective bargaining rights in a breakthrough for the Alphabet Workers Union.
The petition is backed by the Alphabet Workers Union
Everyone has their breaking point. And when it comes it can be a small thing, an incident that usually wouldn't matter.