Original title: Senators demand Google's 120,000 temps and contractors get full-time status
Netease Technology News August 6th news, according to foreign media reports, including a number of presidential candidates, including 10 Democratic senators recently sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar · Sundar Pichai, urged this The tech giant stopped “anti-employee behavior” and transferred its 121,000 contract workers and temporary workers to full-time employees.
Sherrod Brown, a Senator from Ohio, said in a letter that Google's business model relies heavily on contractors and temporary workers, so that they even exceed full-time employees. Google has more than 19,000 temporary workers and contractors than full-time employees.
The senators' requirements also include: prohibiting economic restrictions on temporary workers, providing equal wages and benefits, prohibiting contractors and temporary workers from engaging in temporary or non-core work, prohibiting mandatory confidentiality agreements, and canceling all non-competition agreements in contracts. Terms and conditions, and Google is responsible for any workplace violations related to contractors or temporary workers.
The senators asked Google to respond by August 9, and the company responded on Monday.
Eileen Naughton, vice president of human operations at Google, said in a letter to the Senator: “We are proud to create for our directly employed employees and our growing suppliers, temporary employees and independent contractors. Economic opportunities, and believe that our approach in this regard meets the highest industry standards, we strongly oppose any statement that Google abuses contractors or temporary workers. ”
In April, Google said it would require an intermediary company that provides temporary and contract workers for the search giant to provide them with full benefits, including health care, a minimum hourly wage of $15, and paid parental leave. In a letter dated August 5, Google said that these policies will take effect in early 2020. The company said it expects that by the middle of 2020, most of its temporary workers and suppliers will be included in the standard. (small)<#comment>#comment><#comment>#comment><#comment>#comment>