The Google walkout seems to have been about values, specifically the value of moral condemnation of workplace sexual harassment.
By Noah Feldman|November 06, 2018 at 10:33 AM
Thank you for sharing!
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
The global walkout by Google workers, a response to Alphabet Inc.’s reported protection of executives accused of sexual misconduct, may be a harbinger of something new in employer-employee relations: empowered workers’ moral-political protest directed as much against the general culture as against management.
Although the walkout is connected in a broad sense to workplace conditions, this isn’t the trade union strike of old. Google’s workers are mainly professionals: engineers, not laborers. They have well-paid, high-prestige jobs at a company known for recruiting top employees. Not all of the thousands of workers who walked out were personal victims of workplace sexual harassment.
Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.
Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing. Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:
Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
61% of employers surveyed consider caregiving benefits to be a top priority for their business and employees, yet 22% consider themselves as below average in developing caregiving benefits. Download this info sheet to help your clients remain competitive by offering a care benefit package.