01 May 2019

Make that call say Googlers

Google employees have organized a phone drive today to get Congress to legally end employers' forced arbitration practices.


Although Google said earlier this year it would end its use of forced arbitration clauses, widely used in many industries, some of the IT giant’s employees are looking for national legislation to ban the practice across the United States.

Make that call

Employees recently appeared alongside Senatpr Richard Blumenthal to urge Congress to pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. The employees  have organized a phone bank for today, May 1st, asking for people to make three calls to lawmakers, two to the caller’s senators and one to their representative.

Refuse to rest

The FAIR Act was recently reintroduced in the House of Representatives. The workers are also publishing a guide, which includes contact information about lawmakers. “In denying access to the courts, Google denied its employees access to their rights,” the employees said in a statement. “While we’ve seen some significant strides by our employer, we refuse to rest until all workers have their full rights.”

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