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Team Building

Inside the Unionization at Google's Pittsburgh Office
Ben Gwin(Autor*in)
Belt Publishing
Erschienen am 13. Juni 2023
135 Seiten
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978-1-953368-34-8 (ISBN)
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From the author of Clean Time comes a firsthand account of the organizing effort inside one of the world's largest tech companies and its impact on one Pittsburgh family.

In 2019, Ben Gwin played an integral role in organizing the contract workers at Google's Pittsburgh offices. In Team Building, he takes us inside the employees' fight for better benefits and more flexible scheduling, offering us a candid account of today's labor movement and the forces in America that aim to divide workers and maintain the status quo.

But this is also a personal story of struggle and triumph. As Ben works with the union, he's suddenly faced with the prospect of raising his teenage daughter alone after her mother dies of a drug overdose. As he juggles work and the challenges of single fatherhood, he offers us a frank portrait of daily American life, where it sometimes feels like every moment is an uphill battle.

Expertly crafted and tightly structured, Team Building artfully explores the ways our working conditions reach deeply into our lives outside the office. It's an honest and ultimately hopeful look at the importance of building solid foundations with the teams that matter most.

Ben Gwin is the author of the novel, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton (Burrow Press, 2018). His fiction and essays have appeared in the Normal School, Lit Hub, the Rumpus, and other venues. He is the editor of The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebook (Belt). He lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter.

  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Table of Contents
  • Part I
  • March 2019: Short-Term Disability
  • June 2018: First Day of Work
  • June 2018: Office Tour
  • June 2018: Team Building
  • March 2019: Nightmares, Robots, and Pain Pills
  • July 2018: Long Weekend
  • September 2018: Question of the Day!
  • October 2018: All-Hands Meetings, Sick Days, and A New Lead Analyst
  • October 2018: A History of Hcl On-Site at Google in Pittsburgh and Less Than 1 Percent Raises
  • October 2018: Tvc Hacks
  • October 2018: Halloween
  • November 2018: Google Walkout
  • December 2018: Christmas
  • February 2019: Damon
  • March 2019: Post-Surgery, Watching the Neighbors
  • Part II
  • March 2019: How to Form a Union
  • March 2019: Our First Meeting
  • March 2019: Second Softball Season
  • April 2019: Tech Organizing and Challenges
  • April 2019: Building the Committee
  • May 2019: Mapping
  • May 2019: The First Committee Meeting
  • May 2019: School
  • May 2019: Under the Lights
  • June 2019: Assessment
  • June 2019: Management is Your Hr
  • July 2019: My Last Victory as a Youth League Softball Coach
  • July 2019: Salting Falcon and a Friend on Tops
  • July 2019: Cards
  • August 2019: Card Collection
  • August 2019: Alice and Kate on the Balcony
  • August 2019: Another Meeting on the Balcony
  • August 2019: House Calls
  • August 2019: In Memory
  • August 2019: Card Deadline
  • September 2019: Management Responds
  • September 2019: Union Busters and Retaliation
  • September 2019: Three Weeks Until the Election
  • September 2019: Emails from the Boss
  • September 2019: The Anti-Union Committee
  • September 2019: Birthdays
  • September 2019: Press Training and the Google Activists
  • September 2019: Two Weeks Until the Election
  • September 2019: Our Union Presentation at the Library
  • September 2019: One Week Until the Election
  • September 2019: Pick Up Your Clothes
  • September 2019: The Day Before the Election
  • September 2019: Election Day
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Back Cover

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