Why the Google Walkout Was a Watershed Moment in Tech - The New York Times


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Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change. The companies’ own workers are another matter.
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7 days ago by noiseguy
Google's walkout was a watershed moment for tech, when 20,000+ employees, many flexing their professional skills and using in-house tools, pressured leadership
8 days ago by joeo10
For two years, regulators, lawmakers, academics and the media have pushed Silicon Valley to alter its world-swallowing ways. But outsiders have few points of leverage in tech; there are few laws governing the industry’s practices, and lawmakers have struggled to get up to speed on tech’s implications for society. Protests by workers are an important new avenue for pressure; the very people who make these companies work can change what they do in the world.
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8 days ago by osi_info_program
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8 days ago by chetan
Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change. The companies’ own workers are another matter. For a few hours last Thursday, just about everything at Google ground to a halt. At 11 a.m. Why the Google Walkout Was a Watershed Moment in Tech
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8 days ago by Agiza
Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change. The companies’ own workers are another matter. For a few hours last Thursday, just about everything at Google ground to a halt. At 11 a.m.
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8 days ago by odelano
Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change. The companies’ own workers are another matter.
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