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1. Google employees are holding a rally in San Francisco on Friday, November 22, to call for the reinstatement of two workers that the company placed on administrative leave for what those involved in the protest describe as retaliation for their organizing efforts.
2. It’s the latest public action pitting Google workers against management, which in the past year has included protests on company policies and business practices and simmering tensions over issues like information restrictions and changes to internal communications.
3. Organizers of Friday’s rally describe the administrative leave of their colleagues as a “brute force intimidation attempt” and write that the employees placed on leave had spoken out about Google’s contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, hate speech on YouTube, and other business and workplace issues.
5. They cite Google’s implementation of a tool for tracking large meetings, its work with a firm known for its anti-union efforts and changes to “community guidelines” as examples of Google’s oversight.
6. A Google spokesperson says that it investigates and takes action against violations of company policies, but denies the specific reasons that protest organizers say the two employees were placed on leave.
- reinstatement = restore something to its previous position
- administrative leave = Administrative leave is a temporary leave from a job assignment, with pay and benefits intact
- retaliation = the action of harming someone because they have harmed oneself; revenge.
- pitting = set someone or something in conflict or competition with
- simmering tensions
- brute force = using as much power as possible rather than carefully planned out and tactical
- cracked down = to take severe or stern measures, especially in enforcing obedience to laws or regulations
- dissent = the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
- oversight. = an unintentional failure to notice or do something.