Google employees protest retaliation with international sit-in

Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

A Google employee told The Verge that hundreds were expected to be involved throughout the day, with sit-ins at offices scheduled for 11AM local time. A Google spokesperson said more than 200 employees participated in the New York sit-in, but that not all company offices participated. Employees in international offices, including London, also took part.

At the sit-ins, employees shared stories of what they said were acts of retaliation. “So many brave people shared their stories,” Meredith Whittaker, a Google employee who helped organize last year’s worker walkout, tweeted. “There were tears and talk of unions.”

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