Friday, August 7, 2015

You can Google it: Silicon Valley workers are joining unions

A vital group of Hi tech workers have been left out of the money shower generated by the vast revenues and huge profits at such industry giants as google, yahoo and Genentech. Thousands of millionaires have been created among the stockholders and full time employees. According to even the average tech worker in Silicon Valley commands a salary of $108,603 and an average annual bonus of $12,458. But the men and women who sweep the floors, guard the gates and drive the buses are struggling to make ends meet. They’re also struggling to form unions as the surest, quickest way to improve their wages and working conditions. Tom Herriman reports from San Jose. Photo: Compass drivers approve union contract at Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro..