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Google gets spanked by the National Labor Relations Board

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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 11:44 AM
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Government Orders Google To Let Employees Express Unpopular Political Views

Google just reached an agreement with the National Labor Relations Board, where they've basically agreed that they'll stop punishing employees who express conservative views.


In what appears to be a huge victory for Google employees who don't ascribe to the ultra-liberal Silicon Valley monoculture, the National Labor Relations Board has reached a settlement with Google over complaints that the search giant punishes employees for speaking out on political and workplace issues that don't comport with the company's agenda.

The settlement, which was reportedly approved by an agency director this week, according to WSJ, comes in response to a pair of complaints filed by conservative employees about how the company handles workplace dissent.


We'll see if Google actually follow thru on this. Tesla, for example, has a long history of flagrantly ignoring promises it makes to government agencies.




posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 11:46 AM
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Cool. I'm all for workers' rights over corporate rights.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan


So what would have happened if a dispute like this doesn't get resolved?



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: ancienthistorian
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan


So what would have happened if a dispute like this doesn't get resolved?


It's a labor relations board. Fines or injunctions could follow if Google doesn't keep it's promises.

Couple this with the massive state-led antitrust investigations, and it does appear that the winds of change are blowing.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: ancienthistorian
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan


So what would have happened if a dispute like this doesn't get resolved?


probably fines and then ammunition for litigation that they are not following the laws they agreed to. In which some "victims" could bank some pretty heavy rewards.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Just got hit with a 465 Million euro tax fine in France as well, and yet the stock is up 1.5%... the capital markets are detached from reality: link
edit on 12-9-2019 by FamCore because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Google owes me money because with out me sponsors would have one
less viewer for advertisements! And so on And so on etc etc etc.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: Fools

originally posted by: ancienthistorian
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan


So what would have happened if a dispute like this doesn't get resolved?


probably fines and then ammunition for litigation that they are not following the laws they agreed to. In which some "victims" could bank some pretty heavy rewards.


Income as a result or not, we can count on this being tested quickly, and hopefully in high profile ways.







 
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