What you need to know
- Google contractor HCL has been accused of taking retaliatory action against Pittsburgh employees who unionized last year.
- The company has gone as far as to offshore jobs to take work away from contractors.
- Google has not been accused of any wrongdoing in the complaint.
Google contractor HCL has been accused of taking retaliatory action against employees who had unionized in Pittsburgh.
The National Labor Relations Board filed a formal complaint against the company on Thursday, citing repeated instances of this behavior.
The New York Times reports:
The employees had organized back in 2019, doing so under the United Steelworkers Union. Since then, HCL took the actions described above in what has been described as a bid to punish them. Further frustrating actions included HCL's unilaterally changing of policies revolving around breaks, vacation, family leave, and 401(k) contributions. The company has repeatedly refused to bargain with the union in all instances, acting without regard for the contractors.
While Google has yet to comment on the story, the NLRB complaint has been set to be heard on February 9, 2021. It is worth noting that while the employees do work for Google via HCL, Google has not been accused of any wrongdoing at this time.
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