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Temp Workers At Google Will Now Receive Health Benefits, Parental Leave, and a $15 Minimum Wage

Google will now require outside companies who employ temporary and vendor staff to offer health care benefits, parental leave, and a minimum wage of $15 per hour, as reported by The Hill . This is a significant announcement because Google relies on far more temporary and contract workers (TVCs) than most people realize. The Hill reported that a letter from a group of Google Workers, calling for equal treatment, claimed TVCs make up 54 percent of Google’s workforce — or about 122,000 positions. More than 900 employees signed the letter supporting temporary and contract workers. According to The Guardian, part of the catalyst was Google shortening contracts for work on Google Assistant in March. Cuts like that drastically impact TVCs. “For years, Google has boasted of its ability to scale up and down very quickly, and [sic] vocal in its ability to navigate changes with agility,” the letter says, according to The Guardian. “A whole team thrown into financial uncertainty is what scaling...

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 3, 2019