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Google's temp workers have important benefits, but they have to wait a few years

Screenshot: Google Google's TVC card for Temps, Sellers and Entrepreneurs – brought home a victory today in the form of an increased minimum wage and some basic benefits. Hurray! Unfortunately, TVCs currently working on Google will probably not see any of them. As Guardian's Julia Carrie Wong reported this morning, Google suddenly dropped out of 30+ members of his voice assistant events that worked significantly to locate the assistant in different countries. According to such a worker, who spoke to Gizmodo on the condition of anonymity, the team was informed of a strategy change and that the company would not honor the rest of its contracts. And so, with a little to lose (since they had been shitcanned again), the temps had built consensus within the company and distributed a letter this morning that received over 900 signatures in support. TVCs, like temps in other companies, typically do not receive healthcare or other benefits and lose some of their income to the staffing agency that placed them on Google. The requirements of this contingent of workers were simple: pay out the rest of our contracts, confirm hours of work we did and convert remaining TVCs to the company to actual employees. According to most estimates, TVC accounts for about half of Google's total staff. A few hours after the letter became public, The Hill reported that Google's Vice President of Public Operations sent an internal announcement announcing some changes to TVC protocol changes that a spokesman later confirmed with Gizmodo:…

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Google’s TVC card for Temps, Sellers and Entrepreneurs – brought home a victory today in the form of an increased minimum wage and some basic benefits. Hurray! Unfortunately, TVCs currently working on Google will probably not see any of them.

As Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong reported this morning, Google suddenly dropped out of 30+ members of his voice assistant events that worked significantly to locate the assistant in different countries. According to such a worker, who spoke to Gizmodo on the condition of anonymity, the team was informed of a strategy change and that the company would not honor the rest of its contracts. And so, with a little to lose (since they had been shitcanned again), the temps had built consensus within the company and distributed a letter this morning that received over 900 signatures in support.

TVCs, like temps in other companies, typically do not receive healthcare or other benefits and lose some of their income to the staffing agency that placed them on Google.

The requirements of this contingent of workers were simple: pay out the rest of our contracts, confirm hours of work we did and convert remaining TVCs to the company to actual employees. According to most estimates, TVC accounts for about half of Google’s total staff.

A few hours after the letter became public, The Hill reported that Google’s Vice President of Public Operations sent an internal announcement announcing some changes to TVC protocol changes that a spokesman later confirmed with Gizmodo: 12 weeks of parental leave, at least eight sick days, extensive health care and a minimum wage of $ 15 / hour “In order to do business with Google, any company employing US suppliers and temporary employees must provide these things,” wrote the chairman, “none of them are currently contracted under US law”.

The timing leads to the suspicion that these positive changes in conditional employee conditions would be related to the setback generated by this round of termination, but According to the spokesmen, “salary and the benefit certificate […] have been in the works for a while.”

Unfortunately, most of these updates do not go into effect t up to 2020 or 2022 when it comes to healthcare. The maximum time TVCs can work on Google is two years. It’s still an important step forward, just not one that is likely to improve the lives of absolutely anyone like temping, turning or contracting at Google right now.

It is bad news for the letter writers, whose demands are not addressed by this change. When speaking to the guardian, one of the soon-to-be-closed workers simply said, “This change does not matter to us.”

Yesterday another group of Googlers-over 1600 of them – signed a letter calling for its company to remove Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James from his proposed technology ethics board over her transfobic comments. Google has not yet responded directly to that letter.

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