Google contract employees, internally known as Short-term, Vendor and Contractors (TVCs, are looking for higher, equal remedy. That entails higher pay and entry to advantages, in addition to higher entry to company-wide info. In a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, they allege Google “routinely denies TVCs entry to info that’s related to our jobs and our lives.”
For instance, when there was a taking pictures at YouTube this previous April, TVCs say Google solely despatched out updates to full-time staff. They are saying they had been additionally disregarded of the city corridor dialogue the next the day.
“The exclusion of TVCs from vital communications and truthful remedy is a part of a system of institutional racism, sexism, and discrimination,” they wrote within the letter. “TVCs are disproportionately individuals from marginalized teams who’re handled as much less deserving of compensation, alternatives, office protections, and respect. We put on completely different badges from full-time staff, which reinforces this arbitrary and discriminatory separation. Even once we’re doing the identical work as full-time staff, these jobs routinely fail to offer residing wages and sometimes supply minimal advantages.”
As Bloomberg reported in July, Google’s TVCs make up greater than half of the corporate’s complete workers. They deal with quite a lot of jobs, together with serving meals, testing self-driving automobiles and managing groups.
This comes after Google conceded to some of the worker’s calls for within the aftermath of sexual harassment and assault allegations. Whereas Google did make some modifications, the corporate didn’t tackle all the organizers’ calls for. For instance, Google did not elevate its chief variety officer to report on to Pichai and likewise ignored the organizers’ request so as to add an worker consultant to the board of administrators.
I’ve reached out to Google and can replace this story if I hear again.