LINK 👉 The New York Times / 4, Jan, 2021

“Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it.”

James Martin/CNET

Thoughts 💭 /

A new labor union, Alphabet Workers Union, has been formed at Google, one of the largest companies in Silicon Valley. Participants say that the union will promote the company’s original motto of “Don’t Be Evil”. The formation of this union by Google employees is an unusual move in the IT industry, which has been reluctant to form formal labor unions.

“We want Alphabet to be a company where workers have a meaningful say in decisions that affect us and the society we live in,” Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw, the chairman and vice chairman of the Alphabet Workers Union, respectively, wrote in The New York Times. I hope that more organizations and people will be able to listen to the small voices and follow the conscience of the people.

シリコンバレーを代表する大企業の1つであるGoogleで、新たに労働組合「Alphabet Workers Union」が結成された。参加者はこの組合について、「Don’t Be Evil(邪悪になるな)」という同社の当初のモットーを推進するものになるとしている。正式な労働組合の結成にこれまで否定的だったIT業界で、今回のGoogle従業員による組合結成は異例の動き。

Alphabet Workers Unionの委員長と副委員長をそれぞれ務めるParul Koul氏とChewy Shaw氏が「私たちはAlphabetが、私たちと私たちが暮らす社会に影響を与える決定において、労働者が意味のある発言をできる会社になることを望んでいる」とThe New York Timesに寄稿している。小さな声に耳を傾け、人々の良心に従うことができる組織や人が増えていくことを願う。

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