USA Today (07/27/15) Mike Snider
More than 140 warehouse and shipping workers at Google Express in Palo Alto, CA, are seeking to improve wages, working conditions, and workplace treatment. The workers, who are employed by Adecco, have asked the Teamsters to represent them in negotiations intended to achieve these goals. The workers claim they have been forced to work faster in poor conditions, with damaged equipment, cracked floors, and failing electrical systems that have resulted in fires. They also take issue with Adecco’s short-term employment agreements, which require workers to leave after two years. The request for union representation would be in line with the expansion of organized labor’s recent Silicon Valley push.