Labor agency alleges Google illegally fired two workers who tried to organize

The company fired four employees last year in the wake of protests, but the NLRB only took up two of their cases. One of the said workers, Kathryn Spiers, added a pop-up notification to an internal version of Chrome that reminded her colleagues about their right to organize. At the time, Google said it “dismissed an employee who abused privileged access to modify an internal security tool.”

The other former Google employee named in the complaint, Laurence Berland, was fired after viewing his co-workers’ calendars. Google said it let Berland go over data security violations. Berland was involved in organizing against Google’s partnership with an anti-union consulting firm. If Google decides not to settle the complaint, the case will go before an administrative judge.

Google has faced other accusations of retaliating against employees who have organized protests and reported workplace issues. Workers have demonstrated over the company’s handling of sexual

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Federal Labor Agency Says Google Wrongly Fired 2 Employees

A federal agency said on Wednesday that Google had most likely violated labor law when it fired two employees who were involved in labor organizing, a spokesman for the agency said.

The pair were fired in November last year as Google grappled with a vocal contingent of workers who protested its handling of sexual harassment and its work with the Defense Department and federal border agencies.

Although Google fired several employees who participated in the protests, the complaint on Wednesday from the National Labor Relations Board said only the rights of Laurence Berland and Kathryn Spiers had been violated.

Mr. Berland had researched Google’s relationship with a firm known for its union-busting activity, and Ms. Spiers had created a digital notice that informed co-workers of their rights to organize. In a memo at the time, Google said the employees had been dismissed “for clear and repeated violations of our data

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to leave telecom agency on January 20

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, says he is leaving the telecommunications regulator on Inauguration Day.

President-elect Joe Biden will choose a new Democratic head for the agency. A new administration typically picks a new chairman.

Pai has presided over a contentious FCC over the last four years. He undid net neutrality rules that barred internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T from favoring some types of online traffic over others in 2017 and championed other deregulatory efforts. He has also worked to free up spectrum for cellphone companies so they can roll out 5G, the next-generation wireless standard that promises faster speeds, and cracked down on Chinese telecom companies as national security threats.

The incoming FCC is likely to try to reinstate net neutrality rules and focus on closing the “digital divide,” getting internet service to Americans who don’t have it because it’s not available or they

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Behind the decline of the world’s oldest ad agency J. Walter Thompson

  • J. Walter Thompson was the world’s oldest ad agency, but revenue at the largest office in New York is now a fraction of its peak.
  • The JWT name disappeared in a merger in 2018, marking an end to an agency that produced timeless campaigns for clients like Kraft and Kellogg’s, and is about to move out of its longtime New York headquarters.
  • JWT suffered from a faltering digital transformation, financial pressure at the holding company level, and a lawsuit accusing its former CEO of sexism and racism that scared potential clients and hires away.
  • Today, JWT stands as a cautionary tale and reflection of an industry shaken by changes in consumer behavior and the rise of Facebook and Google.
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The UK is creating a new agency to regulate Big Tech

The UK plans to create a new agency to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook. Starting in April 2021, the newly minted Digital Markets Unit (DMU), which will be a part of the country’s existing Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), will enforce a code that will set new limits on tech’s biggest platforms, as well as attempt to create a more level playing field for smaller rivals. 

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While the code has yet to be introduced, it will be designed to give consumers more control over their data and break down restrictions that make it difficult to use competing platforms. It may also give people the option to decide whether they can be subjected to personalized advertising. To enforce the code, the DMU will have the power to block and reverse decisions made by large tech companies. If they don’t comply with its directives, it will also have

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Australian SEO and Web Hosting Business Announces Expansion of Their Services To Become A Full Digital Marketing Agency – Press Release

Australian SEO and Web Hosting Business Announces Expansion of Their Services To Become A Full Digital Marketing Agency

Shepparton, Victoria Australia AGR Technology, a locally owned and operated SEO business based in Shepparton, Australia, is delighted to announce that they are expanding their range of services to include web-hosting and other digital marketing products. This will include web design projects with an emphasis on WordPress, Joomla, and eCommerce platforms like Shopify. 

The business also offers its renowned AGR Technology Web Hosting Services. This part of their operation is based in their Web Hosting Shepparton headquarters.  

The business decided to expand due to increased demand and inquiries for web-design services. As a leading SEO business, they will offer a full package of SEO-focused web-design. Many web-design companies develop stunning websites with no comprehension or understanding of the SEO requirements, which then makes a website less valuable as it is much more of a challenge to make it rank. Ironically a website designed in this way, may actually

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Global Brand Strategy and Design Agency, Soulsight Chicago, Names Jessica Feld as New Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Soulsight, a leading, Chicago-based brand strategy and design agency with a client roster that includes global powerhouse brands such as MolsonCoors, PepsiCo, KraftHeinz, and Nike, has promoted Jessica Feld to a brand new position, Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships.

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In her nine years of success at Soulsight, Jessica has proven herself time and time again to be a major contributor to the agency’s overall organizational growth. Jessica has led Soulsight’s expansion strategy within our CPG and Sports & entertainment verticals, that has allowed Soulsight to provide current and new partners expanded capabilities that aid in holistically bringing their business objectives to fruition with the aim of energizing their brands for consistent relevancy and impactful sales results. Jessica has shown great endurance and professional maturity in building her department from the ground up, winning countless Requests for Proposal on Soulsight’s behalf along

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Amazon, LinkedIn, PATH employees among those on Joe Biden’s agency review teams

President-elect Joe Biden’s desire to hit the ground running on his first day in office is being aided by some Seattle-area professionals with tech backgrounds who have been named to his agency review teams.

Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris released the names Tuesday of individuals who will help the incoming administration understand the operations of agencies including the Departments of Commerce, Education, Defense, State, Transportation and many more.

Among those named with Seattle tech and science ties:

  • Mark Schwartz, Amazon Web Services, enterprise strategist (Office of Management and Budget)
  • Tom Sullivan, Amazon, international policy team (Department of State)
  • Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn, senior director North American policy (Department of Treasury)
  • David Kaslow, PATH, chief scientific officer (Department of Health and Human Services)

Other’s on the list have connections to Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, DropBox, Dell, Lyft and Stripe, according to CNBC.

According to Biden’s transition website, the Presidential Transition Act requires

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