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Thousands of Silicon Valley security guards get first union contract

Agencies supplying officers to Facebook, Google, and other tech companies agreed to increase wages, health coverage, and paid time off. It’s well known that many employees at tech companies don’t share in much of the vast wealth created in the sector. Many of the blue-collar workers, such as janitorial...
Agencies supplying officers to Facebook, Google, and other tech companies agreed to increase wages, health coverage, and paid time off. It’s well known that many employees at tech companies don’t share in much of the vast wealth created in the sector. Many of the blue-collar workers, such as janitorial and cafeteria staff, aren’t even employed by the company they work at but by contracting agencies. This weekend, four of the biggest agencies, which hire and place security guards at companies including Facebook and Google, agreed to their first-ever labor contract. It covers about 3,000 workers, according to the union-led campaign Stand for Security.Read Full Story
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