Why Google’s union is a big deal

Google workers just announced they’re unionizing with the Communication Workers of America. Here’s everything that led up to that decision, and what it might mean for the tech industry.
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  1. The Verge

    The Verge3 months ago

    What does this mean for Facebook?

  2. aeipee13

    aeipee133 months ago

    My old aunts and uncles that still use Facebook don't really understand nor care.

  3. Mr. Muhammad Iqbal

    Mr. Muhammad Iqbal3 months ago

    @Aryant Yadav the problem is very 1st world, I mean their job is SO SO GOOD compared to any other job.

  4. Mr. Muhammad Iqbal

    Mr. Muhammad Iqbal3 months ago

    @Jordan Christie some people think google is bad, they (in some way) are, but facebook is much worse.

  5. Andrey Lucas

    Andrey Lucas3 months ago

    "We need more tennis courts!"

  6. Aryant Yadav

    Aryant Yadav3 months ago

    @Subhayan Majumdar Isn't this what labor laws are for or am I missing something. This google union serves no purpose. They just want to control everything according their bubble woke ideology and push their agenda.

  7. Hemang Shrimali

    Hemang Shrimali8 days ago

    is this a video to include bloopers ?

  8. Ninja Nerd Student #69

    Ninja Nerd Student #6926 days ago

    I hope that Amazon union in Alabama takes off. It will help union more industries every where.

  9. proto type3

    proto type3Month ago

    I support the union

  10. pranab091

    pranab091Month ago

    Google has changed.

  11. Al

    AlMonth ago

    uber drivers unionizing would be absurd it's not designed to be a full time job it's flexible, and drivers work for multiple apps...

  12. xioracky

    xioracky2 months ago

    The exploitation of workers has gone too far to handle..this is good news

  13. crtx

    crtx2 months ago

    did you fact-check the piece about TVCs consisting of more ppl of color? I have my doubts.

  14. Eric

    Eric2 months ago

    Google Tristan Harris

  15. Tauan

    Tauan2 months ago

    You're telling me the real people behind companies aren't the owners, but the workers? Wow, I wonder where this idea comes from, lol.

  16. EazyVG

    EazyVG2 months ago

    Form the Unions across states and countries where offices are.

  17. mboiko

    mboiko2 months ago

    As many here have implied, this was never about James Damore being factually wrong or against diversity. This was about Google caving into the modern-day...social/political correctness mob. One day the mob will lose its control and sane Men and Women will look back on these events and hopefully learn from them. We can only hope...

  18. Spartan Xtreme

    Spartan Xtreme2 months ago

    Yes definitely organize and prosper. I'm s proud union member

  19. Samantha Atkins

    Samantha Atkins2 months ago

    This is an absolute tragedy. And not just for google but for all software developers. I will never ever join a union.

  20. Garrett Weil

    Garrett Weil2 months ago

    Zoe killed it! I prefer her as The Big Picture's host. I also am pretty shocked about this news, and interested by all of your comments!

  21. PorterPickUp

    PorterPickUp3 months ago

    That was NOT what the James Damore post was about. He argued that women were less likely to CHOOSE to go into coding/tech. Not they their biology made them ill suited for it. This has been backed by studies for years and can be clearly observed in the very few women choosing to study in STEM fields.

  22. dizzymac

    dizzymac3 months ago

    Amazon warehouse workers unite! Hoping you have any strength left to read this...

  23. Ricch Burglar

    Ricch Burglar3 months ago

    Unionizing gives different results in different places. It went great in Germany but led to lazy workers who gets paid a lot in India.

  24. Bhawesh Jain

    Bhawesh Jain3 months ago

    Your team need to see a hover board made by hacksmith industries

  25. P G

    P G3 months ago

    Put yourself in the shoes of company owner / management, and think, what would you do? Now, do you still support these people chanting?

  26. mfbe73

    mfbe733 months ago

    Probably should have skipped the laugh montage at the end of a 'Big Deal' video.

  27. Norman Mattson

    Norman Mattson3 months ago

    Be careful folks. Capital doesn't like ceding power. They will find ways to replace you and undercut you by off shoring your jobs. It's really easy to do now as you all know. Any how I commend your efforts. Smart, young and savvy people such as yourselves are the future of our nation. Hopefully it will be a more just and enlightened society through your efforts.

  28. Geekboy NZ

    Geekboy NZ3 months ago

    Great channel, but I’m taking an America-free diet now and unsubscribing.

  29. Owenactor

    Owenactor3 months ago

    Stefon sez: New York's hottest union is GOOGLE

  30. Paul Andrew Dunne

    Paul Andrew Dunne3 months ago

    It's about time.

  31. jayinsf

    jayinsf3 months ago

    UGH the vocals fry is SOOOOO BAD!!! Thank goodness for closed captioning.

  32. Adam Griffin

    Adam Griffin3 months ago

    OMFG I know! It's excruciating!

  33. Yatharth Bakshi

    Yatharth Bakshi3 months ago


  34. J H

    J H3 months ago

    Boring stuff

  35. Jeremy Voss

    Jeremy Voss3 months ago


  36. Brandon Weidema

    Brandon Weidema3 months ago

    Sundar is legally mandated to look after shareholders. Shareholders want financial gain, and you dont get richer by cancelling large $$$ projects. Sundar is a natural enemy against ethical project discussion among his employees

  37. Envido32

    Envido323 months ago

    Corporations need to be Evil in order to stay competitive. Workers need to unionize in order to be safe from that evil.

  38. rodney mullen

    rodney mullen3 months ago

    when youtube has double ads, thats the time we know something very big happen with google since 90s

  39. Andy S

    Andy S3 months ago

    Crappy article.

  40. Hossman84

    Hossman843 months ago

    Wont be long before google is taken care of along with the rest of the swamp creatures in DC. Enjoy the show....

  41. Matthew

    Matthew3 months ago

    Part about James Demoore is misrepresenting what his memo was about.

  42. Super Batman 1993

    Super Batman 19933 months ago

    Anybody know the average salary for working at Google??

  43. racoonzattack

    racoonzattack3 months ago

    Every company should allow all employees to formally organize and negotiate improving their work environment.

  44. Matt Owen

    Matt Owen3 months ago

    Does anyone know which part of James Damore's letter/memo The Verge is referring to, when they said he wrote "women were less biologically suited to be coders"? I haven't read it for a while, and I'm skimming through now to try to find where he stated this, but I can't seem to find this reference. I can see why someone could extrapolate this due to Damore's wording, but he never outright stated it, so it seems like either someone is overreacting, or intentionally misinterpreting what he wrote.

  45. WaapRepeat

    WaapRepeat3 months ago

    because they apply insulating pads without knowing that are anti vibration pads

  46. Znu

    Znu3 months ago


  47. FiPME

    FiPME3 months ago

    Everyone at The Verge seem to have a really cool apartment. Like wow.

  48. P Kramer

    P Kramer3 months ago

    If a company doesn't want their employees to form a union, they are doing shady things and don't want to stop doing that.

  49. The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast

    The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast3 months ago

    The Verge is left wing right? Where is your union? Rise up and create one - lets do this. Oh it's good for OTHERS not you. Gotcha.

  50. The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast

    The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast3 months ago

    I hate both unions and Google. In this scenario hopefully the union will hasten the decline and demise of this gigantic ad tech waste of space that has based its entire existence in 1 innovation 20 years ago.

  51. Brad Schrunk

    Brad Schrunk3 months ago

    Typical management never getting enough with no moral concerns.

  52. S S

    S S3 months ago

    s/o to the crow during the bloopers at the end. He is my cousin (i'm a squirrel btw)

  53. Carlos Segura

    Carlos Segura3 months ago

    Well, that's what Google gets for hiring lazy college students who memorized leetcode questions but do not care about programming. Also, a union will ruin the quality of Google’s services. Not good.

  54. Unicornul Sarvy

    Unicornul Sarvy3 months ago

    The tech mafia,amazon,facebook,apple,google and twitter are all friends,if they dont like you you are basicaly dead to everyone on the planet,and the rest of mainsteream media also is on tech mafia side

  55. ishan dubey

    ishan dubey3 months ago

    This is precisely the moment in the history where the downfall of these tech giants are gonna start.

  56. Binesh Thoppil

    Binesh Thoppil3 months ago

    Unions have destroyed many companies.I use Google's products a lot, would hate to see a decrement in quality. Google should provide performance based pay that's how you bust unions. No two workers should be paid same because they aren't doing the same amount of work.

  57. Ronnie Suburban

    Ronnie Suburban3 months ago

    The giggly outtakes at the end of the report diminished its impact and the credibility of the reporter. Strange choice.

  58. simphu

    simphu3 months ago

    Google employees form union Facebook management: Sweating heavily Amazon management: Fainted due to extreme dehydration

  59. James LeeRoy

    James LeeRoyMonth ago

    @Jen A Why not?

  60. Jen A

    Jen AMonth ago

    @James LeeRoy no they don't

  61. James LeeRoy

    James LeeRoy3 months ago

    Lets give facebook a pass when they are rule by robot 😂. But seriously union saves life

  62. Vee Pee

    Vee Pee3 months ago

    Wow! I'm watching this on an Alphabet platform! I guess I'm now on some list. I don't care as I'm in New Zealand while the rest of the world has COVID-19

  63. phynx2006

    phynx20063 months ago

    Hahaha A Union will bring Google down ...... It was good while it lasted, so long Google 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

  64. Tauan

    Tauan2 months ago

    It was good until they signed govts. millitary and censorship contracts and started mining privacy for profit, yeah.

  65. Tony Blount

    Tony Blount3 months ago

    Unfortunately it won’t change anything for black workers. Unions almost never work for us. I know from first hand experience. Just look back at the history of the first union forming in the US and how they shut out black porters in Chicago who had to fight in their own just to get incremental change

  66. stickting

    stickting3 months ago

    Adding a bloopers reel at the end of this video cuts the seriousness of the topic, don't you think?

  67. Jeff Patton

    Jeff Patton3 months ago

    I’m totally pro union and a union member myself but it seems to me like Google employees are about the most spoiled workers on the planet as it is . It is going to be tough to negotiate safe places and free food in a union contract .

  68. JohnyTechReview

    JohnyTechReview3 months ago

    Google Worker in Europe be like : you guys are not unionize? Wutttt

  69. Hosting Master

    Hosting Master3 months ago

    If you to be heard , go start your own company dear

  70. Hosting Master

    Hosting Master3 months ago

    What did they expect from a swath of lefties they were hiring

  71. Riza Fazili

    Riza Fazili3 months ago

    Kudos to whom that makes these thumbnail pictures.

  72. shmitty33

    shmitty333 months ago

    What good is a union if China will be in control soon?

  73. James LeeRoy

    James LeeRoy3 months ago

    Right now america is in control. We have been in control for last 20 years. How are we doing so far, the young keep getting poorer and Jeff keeps getting richer.

  74. Le Berino

    Le Berino3 months ago

    you guys sure that everything in this vid is correct?

  75. Dhanush G

    Dhanush G3 months ago

    Google's Union is AWS

  76. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams3 months ago

    unions are good when they first start out but like everything else they wind up being a big faceless thing just like the company it was born from.

  77. Vedant Vaghela

    Vedant Vaghela3 months ago

    This needs to happen most at Facebook and Amazon. Conditions are worse there.

  78. Brandon W

    Brandon W2 months ago

    Especially Amazon its awful

  79. Sam Tan

    Sam Tan3 months ago

    Why verge union such a big deal

  80. andrecoxa

    andrecoxa3 months ago

    "Hey, how about we finish this video off with some bloopers so the very millennials who are portrayed here can have a laugh out of this otherwise heavy report?"

  81. Javier Martos

    Javier Martos3 months ago

    Why am I just learning this information? I mean, I know the USlikes tech community focuses on analyzing and reviewing companies' products, but I feel like omitting movements like this limits their potential reach. By the way, I'm not targeting this channel specifically, just wondering why this community often blatantly ignores human rights protests.

  82. Prayudi Satriyo

    Prayudi Satriyo3 months ago

    They should name it The Alphabetical Order

  83. free roamer

    free roamer3 months ago

    If we're lucky, they'll end up destroying the company, then they'll be able to kiss their well paying tech jobs goodbye!

  84. jigatumadre

    jigatumadre3 months ago

    welcome and good luck from ILWU 13

  85. A More

    A More3 months ago

    I’m in the CWA Union

  86. Mark Orwa

    Mark Orwa3 months ago

    If the unions actually stop Alphabet from working on the projects that it's working on, that'll lead to reduced revenue for Alphabet. . No Board will be open to reduced revenue. There's a limit to how much the union can achieve.

  87. Dapoptart

    Dapoptart3 months ago

    I read google onion and I was like wtf are they doing now?!

  88. gibin thomas

    gibin thomas3 months ago

    This is such a great news! I hope employees of other Multinational tech corporations, investment banks and accounting firms follow suit as well, to fight back against company policies that exploit workers!

  89. Abhishek Dev

    Abhishek Dev3 months ago

    Bollocks..the programmers there are pampered beyond beliefs. Google even paid for their worker's oil change. 😂😂

  90. Creativepic by Vishu Mahabir

    Creativepic by Vishu Mahabir3 months ago

    Very interesting development. It should’ve been unionised a long time ago. Facebook is soo gonna hate this. Drone nr 001ZUCK is not going to go for something like this. He probably ‘needs to follow up on that’ some other time.

  91. Naonji Ewing

    Naonji Ewing3 months ago

    It’s a new year with bright and beautiful ideals , hope you’ll got a huge list for this 2021 . Coz last year was messed up due to many weren’t wise enough to consider investment . But the question, what will you achieve this year?

  92. Jabulani Kaya

    Jabulani Kaya3 months ago

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    Frodd Graham3 months ago

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  94. Frodd Graham

    Frodd Graham3 months ago

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  95. Carlos Rodrigues

    Carlos Rodrigues3 months ago

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  96. Jabulani Kaya

    Jabulani Kaya3 months ago

    I checked on google now. She’s a registered broker / trader in United States. I need this. How can I connect with her . I hope she’ll get me back

  97. João

    João3 months ago


  98. Brain

    Brain3 months ago

    its only true about google us employees, unfortunately google employee around rest of the world are spinless as of any other orgs

  99. Saurav Roy

    Saurav Roy3 months ago

    Boeing workers want to have a say whether or it can participate in US defence contracts! US auto union had made its industries most effective in the world ( I hoped)! Waiting to see when Tesla has a union! This is the beginning of the end of US tech industry! China rock! I am sure now !

  100. Jarrett Atkinson

    Jarrett Atkinson3 months ago

    @Abhishek Pathak I agree with the sentiment... I just don't really understand how you arrived at the conclusion that the comment actually says that :|.

  101. Abhishek Pathak

    Abhishek Pathak3 months ago

    @Jarrett Atkinson He's suggesting Unions end up holding back progress and innovation. They tend to get extremely corrupt and self serving. Do you think Silicon Valley would have become this pinnacle of innovation if everybody worked like cushy civil servants?

  102. Jarrett Atkinson

    Jarrett Atkinson3 months ago

    Are you even saying anything here??

  103. Tito

    Tito3 months ago

    i think unions are great, when they do what they are intended to do.

  104. FractalNoize

    FractalNoize3 months ago

    @Abhishek Dev I still don't see where I am wrong. My point still stands. But what I can see is that you are in desperate need for someone to stroke your ego. I hope you find peace soon.

  105. Abhishek Dev

    Abhishek Dev3 months ago

    @FractalNoize haha...Unions gave weekends, FDR ended depression, Obama caused racial healing. These are all the things brainwashed people believe. Henry Ford did an experiment with 5 days work week at his factory very similar to how 4 days work week was started by Microsoft in Japan. Unions started demanding the same in every factory, AFTER Ford had already started it.

  106. FractalNoize

    FractalNoize3 months ago

    @Abhishek Dev why do you think you have weekends?

  107. Andrea Cremoni

    Andrea Cremoni3 months ago

    @Abhishek Dev virtually all the time, bootlicker

  108. Abhishek Dev

    Abhishek Dev3 months ago

    And when has that happened.

  109. FlyingSquid _

    FlyingSquid _3 months ago

    Google has changed : googler's are entitled children now

  110. Rd Rz

    Rd Rz3 months ago

    6:37 Google engineer workforce vs people of color

  111. Rd Rz

    Rd Rz3 months ago

    Be a good teach is not easy

  112. Rd Rz

    Rd Rz3 months ago

    Keep learning guys

  113. Rd Rz

    Rd Rz3 months ago

    Well remember the Dino in your office backyard

  114. Mr. Muhammad Iqbal

    Mr. Muhammad Iqbal3 months ago

    This is very American. Hey hey don't get offended.

  115. Dai

    Dai3 months ago

    Great vid but I wanted to know what caused Google to fall in to the darkside.

  116. Ayush Dwivedi

    Ayush Dwivedi3 months ago

    Karl Marx has arrived in Silicon Valley.

  117. Siddhant Jaiswal

    Siddhant Jaiswal3 months ago

    I like this host. But I miss the bald one forget his sorry 😅

  118. Yiani Zhang

    Yiani Zhang3 months ago

    ........and tram driver:)

  119. Léo

    Léo3 months ago

    Long live unions!

  120. Phonso

    Phonso3 months ago

    w h e r e i s s t e f f a n i n e e d t h e r m a l p a s t e

  121. Adeel

    Adeel3 months ago

    IDK but... Hey Karen!

  122. Arjunjk

    Arjunjk3 months ago

    i had to endure 3 sets of unskippable ads to watch this video to full length. Google owns youtube, Coincidence?

  123. Ryan Chenoweth

    Ryan Chenoweth3 months ago

    Her fry is so bad that it sounds like she is talking down to us the whole time

  124. Maninder Singh

    Maninder Singh3 months ago


  125. Lukas Murmann

    Lukas Murmann3 months ago

    I keep reading it as Onion 🧅

  126. Alex Holloway

    Alex Holloway3 months ago

    Depends on their agenda. Time to leave Google for good then.

  127. Mr. Muhammad Iqbal

    Mr. Muhammad Iqbal3 months ago

    Saying something is easy.

  128. Frank Burrus

    Frank Burrus3 months ago

    what did Google think? you hire the best and brightest and assume free lunches, beanbag chairs and your company name will keep them from noticing the injustice?

  129. Brad

    Brad3 months ago

    Some unions are now worse than the terrible companies they were created to negotiate with (like police unions fighting cities to keep them from firing an officer who shot an innocent person... a somewhat more extreme example). I feel like we need to make sure unions don’t take advantage of people the same way companies do. Newer unions are often going to start off well, but when any group of people grows large enough, combating marginalization becomes a challenge, be it a company or a union.