Claire Stapleton, Tanuja Gupta, Meredith Whittaker, Celie O'Neil-Hart, Stephanie Parker, Erica Anderson, and Amr Gaber
A company is nothing without its workers. From the moment we start at Google we’re told that we aren’t just employees; we’re owners. Every person who walked out today is an owner, and the owners say: Time’s up.
As they work to solidify their contract, security officers are struggling to eke out a living in the most expensive region in America, all the while rubbing elbows with some of the area’s wealthiest residents.
Google will not pursue Project Maven because the backlash has been terrible for the company. Thousands of employees have signed a petition asking Google to cancel the contract and dozens of employees have resigned in protest.
Search engines aren't the innocent, objective tools they pretend to be. Instead, as author Safiya Umoja Noble argues: “They include decision-making protocols that favor corporate elites and the powerful, and they are implicated in global economic and social inequality.”