TV News LIES

Saturday, Sep 20th

Last update03:23:09 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) How Google and Silicon Valley Screw Their Non-Elite Workers

How Google and Silicon Valley Screw Their Non-Elite Workers

E-mail Print PDF

GoogleSilicon Valley sparks the imagination. Its wealth of tech jobs, flashy startups and new media goliaths seems to point toward a better future, beyond post-industrial doldrums and slack labor markets. Work on Google’s idyllic Mountain View campus hardly looks like work at all.  

But some Google employees are less equal than others. (Not everyone gets to ride the clown bikes.) Many of Silicon Valley’s blue-collar jobs are outsourced to subcontractors, a practice common with Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and other big tech firms. Usually the lowest bidder gets the contract, and in labor intensive industries such as security, food service, janitorial and landscaping the lower bids tend to come from firms with lower labor standards.

Security Industry Specialists, Inc (SIS) provides hundreds of security contractors to both Google and Apple. (SIS did not respond to interview requests or questions about the exact number of guards the two companies employ.) Tom Seltz, co-president of SIS, claims that the company offers $15 an hour for entry level employees, plus benefits for full-time workers: “We pay 80 percent of the healthcare premium, 100 percent of dental, and these employees have access to a 401k plan in which we match a portion of contributions.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


ESPN Report: Ravens Knew Full Ray Rice Story All Along

Ravens knew about RiceJust hours after Roger Goodell gave a press conference in which he said he absolutely believed...

'Sovereign Citizen' Terrorist Group May Be Growing in U.S.

Sovereign citizenIn August, State Police arrested a man in Roane County after they said they found improvised...

Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida

Donald SpiritDeputies in Gilchrist County, Fla., said eight people -- including six children -- were shot and...

Home Depot Says Data Hack Affected 56 Million Payment Cards

Home DepotHome Depot Inc. (HD) said a data breach between April and September put about 56 million...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!