The AWU (Alphabet Workers Union) have grown considerably when it came to contractors and employees since last week.
The AWU (Alphabet Workers Union) have increased to 700 members ever since last week. It has seen an immense increase in number of employees as well as contractors. The group, which is always open to contractors as well as employees now includes employees from Canada and the United States from 35 offices altogether.
Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) operated secretly for more than a year before they went public last week. The immense support was given to the AWU by the employees all over the Silicon Valley. A Google engineer remarked that he has been excited to witness the reaction of the employees and the public. And now he says that they are welcoming all the newest members of the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) and are also keen on knowing their exact motivation and goals for joining the union.
Since, AWU is a minority, it can force the executives of Google to come together and be able to form some sort of negotiations. This is exactly what the union did when they demanded for the removal of Donald Trump’s YouTube account permanently after he incited his supporters to march towards the US Capitol on the 6th of January.
YouTube so far hasn’t removed Trump’s account entirely, instead it has just removed one video since it did not violate any rules and policies of YouTube itself. The company wants to stay unbiased and not incite any kind of agenda for its own good—it is aiming for neutrality.
The AWU has yet to put a public statement, it is waiting for the newest members to settle in and hear their words as well on this before they release an official statement on this delicate situation. So far, YouTube has not changed its position on this issue.