Monday, April 30, 2018

Lionbridge mailed the settlement checks

Lionbridge mailed the settlement checks: many arrived on Saturday April 28. Let us know if you have not received yours.
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Workers of Silicon Valley (and Puget Sound?) it's time to organize?

This opinion/article from the New York Times has no question marks. It's also interesting to read the comments (in a much less optimistic but maybe more realistic tone). Read also this.
Image by Glenn Harvey (for the NYT)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

An interesting story about people trying to organize in high tech

In the magazine Jacobin. Many similarities with our own story: from illegally firing the first person who complains to outsourcing the whole lab to get rid of the union.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Request to withdraw charges against Microsoft and Lionbridge

On April 18, in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement, the union officially requests the NLRB to withdraw its charges against Microsoft and Lionbridge.
(Microsoft 19-CA-189865 & 189881; and Lionbridge, 19-CA-189868 & 189895).

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NLRB decision against Microsoft and Lionbridge

On April 10 the union learns that the NLRB in DC a rejected the petition by Microsoft to try to block the investigation of our charges for joint employment. This decision arrives too late to have an impact on our settlement negotiation. The order from the NLRB is dated April 9. You can find the document online at or see below.
Microsoft and Lionbridge had filed their petition one year earlier, on May 22, 2017.

Monday, February 26, 2018