Today’s News & Commentary — August 9, 2017

Published August 9th, 2017 -  - 08.09.175


James Damore, the Google employee fired over writing a memo questioning the role of women in tech firms, has filed a complaint with the NLRB against the company. Though the complaint is not yet available online, the NLRB site notes the general classification for the type of allegation involved: “Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.). Damore’s full memo can be read here.

Following the election of Pres. Trump, American companies dramatically reduced requests to interview foreign workers according to ner data from Hired.  In a different survey of 300 tech workers, Hired found that 40 percent considered moving to a different country or region since the election.

The American Prospect offers some interesting insight and analysis on the recent Nissan union loss. Among the central challenges faced by the labor movement are sophisticated corporate avoidance campaigns designed to skirt labor laws.

 

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