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Discussion right now on MIT campus, hosted by Tech Workers Coalition, sharing how they organized a major worker walkout across Google offices worldwide.
Could Google be unionized? This would have unique international challenges but might build more solidarity and better communication among workers.
Other audience members are pointing out the employee initiative against the Dragonfly program in China, and risking getting fired to take ethical stands, to gain leverage for their demands
The speaker is explaining that lots of employees wanted to take action without being on the public face. Even someone from the corporate PR division provided advice about how to generate publicity
"I work across the street at Akamai... Been waiting for this Google thing to cross the street" to our offices (paraphrasing), addressing how this is triggering broader industry changes
Signs that internal communication has been breaking down at Google, frustration is spilling out as people start talking to the New York Times, notes the speaker
Speaker addresses the need to have a decentralized approach so that leaders in the Google employee ranks can't easily be picked off
Graduate students can gain leverage by joint statements, for example dozens refused to work with Amazon as long as the Rekognition facial recognition spy grid program was running. Also working on pressuring arms contractors like Raytheon to not be in job fairs
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