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Kickstarter employees vote to unionize

Employees of the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter voted to unionize, the first prominent tech company to be represented by organized labor. The vote came down to a narrow margin of 46 employees voting in favor of the move and 37 opposing it. The union debate had been a source of tension at the company for some time.  Lunchtime questions:…

After walkout, Google employees continue demands for core changes

Storyline: More than 20,000 Google employees walked out of 40 offices around the world last week after a NYTimes article detailed the company’s actions shielding executives accused of sexual misconduct. The organizers demanded concrete changes such as a new system for reporting abuse and an employee representative on the company’s board. Google employees are using…