The US labor board accused Google of illegally spying on employee activists, firing them, and blocking workers from organizing



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  • The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday filed a complaint accusing Google of violating several labor laws during a crackdown of worker activism last year.
  • The complaint said Google unlawfully terminated two employees involved in worker activism.
  • It also accused Google of violating US labor laws by monitoring and interrogating workers involved in the protests.
  • Five employees were fired late last year for their involvement in protests at the company. Two of those employees are mentioned in the complaint.
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The National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) on Wednesday issued a complaint accusing Google of violating several labor laws during a crackdown on worker activism last year.

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Social Media Jokes About GSA Director Blocking Biden Transition for Tweeting Gibberish

On Wednesday evening, Twitter users began poking fun at a tweet of pure gibberish posted by Emily Murphy, the Chief of the General Services Administration (GSA) who has blocked President-elect Joe Biden’s access to federal transition resources.



a screen shot of a smart phone: Social media users have begun poking fun at a tweet by Emily Murphy, the Chief of the General Services Administration (GSA) who has blocked President-elect Joe Biden's access to transition resources, after she published a message of pure gibberish on her Twitter account.


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Social media users have begun poking fun at a tweet by Emily Murphy, the Chief of the General Services Administration (GSA) who has blocked President-elect Joe Biden’s access to transition resources, after she published a message of pure gibberish on her Twitter account.

Murphy’s tweet read, “Dcccf Rex zzz. @#[email protected] anaNN”. It has since been deleted. Otherwise, she hasn’t posted a new tweet since November 6.

Murphy, who was nominated to her position by President Donald Trump, has gained notoriety following the 2020 presidential election for refusing to approve documentation acknowledging Biden’s victory that would give his presidential transition team millions in federal funds and access to agency briefings.

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U.S. government appeals order blocking TikTok ban from taking effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said it had appealed a Pennsylvania judge’s Oct. 30 order that blocked the government from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned short video sharing app TikTok that were set to take effect on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Tik Tok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The Commerce Department’s August order would have barred transactions with TikTok, which its owner ByteDance had warned would effectively prohibit TikTok’s use in the United States.

The White House did not appear to be a in a rush to implement an Aug. 14 divestiture order that directed ByteDance to sell TikTok by Thursday.

There were no immediate efforts by the Trump administration to enforce that order, even though it was not clear whether the government would formally grant a request by ByteDance to extend the sale

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