Google workers unionize

I think we can be confident that we’ve passed the point of peak Google:

Hundreds of engineers and other workers announced the formation of Google’s first union on Monday, ostensibly to provide more structure to ongoing employee activism at the company rather than pursue traditional union goals.

Dubbed the ‘Alphabet Workers Union’ after Google’s parent company, the union is composed of hundreds of staff out of Alphabet’s reported 132,000 employees but could mark a major sea change within Silicon Valley, which has long resisted unionization efforts. 

“This is historic – the first union at a major tech company by and for all tech workers,” Dylan Baker, a software engineer at Google, said in a statement. 

This should present some interesting opportunities as well as providing for some quality entertainment. Silicon Valley is already dysfunctional, so a few SJW-driven unions should help multiply the chaos.