Coders Of The World Unite
It's been clear for the past several years that major tech companies need some form of oversight on their growing influence. But who would, or could, exercise this oversight? Employees may be the answer. Last week more than 20,000 employees walked out of Google to protest the company's handling and protection of executives accused of sexual harassment. Organizers called for
, among other things, an end to forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims. This week Google announced
it was ending the practice. Decades of so-called pro-business regulatory reforms, dwindling union participation, and active anti-worker policy like forced arbitration, have left the political muscles of America's workers atrophied. It's refreshing to see Google employees exercise that power. It's also a proof of concept
for workers across the industry also ready to enact change.