Google Workers Join CWA

On Monday, workers at Google announced the creation of the Alphabet Workers Union. Alphabet is Google's parent company. The union will be open to all employees and contractors at any Alphabet company and the workers will be members of CWA Local 1400.

The historic launch received widespread media attention, including a feature story and editorial from the workers in the New York Times, and dozens of elected officials tweeted their support.

"This union builds upon years of courageous organizing by Google workers," said Alphabet Workers Union member Nicki Anselmo, a Program Manager at Google. "From fighting the 'real names' policy, to opposing Project Maven, to protesting the egregious, multi-million dollar payouts that have been given to executives who've committed sexual harassment, we've seen first-hand that Alphabet responds when we act collectively. Our new union provides a sustainable structure to ensure that our shared values as Alphabet employees are respected even after the headlines fade."

"We are glad to welcome the Alphabet Workers Union as members of CWA Local 1400," said CWA Local President Don Trementozzi. "We are a democratic, member-driven union, with experience building and sustaining worker power at some of America's largest corporations. This is an historic step toward making lasting improvements for workers at Google and other Alphabet companies."

Alphabet Workers have joined CWA Local 1400.