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The Albert came just over a month after slack announced it was being acquired by salesforce dot com. More than 200 employees at Google's parent alphabet, forming a union with the help of the communications Workers of America. Details from KQED s Sam her net for the first time in a major tech company workers have begun publicly organizing a union that includes contractors and service workers, along with programmers. Main grievance is the lack of worker power, says software engineer Alexander Peterson. We really want to save alphabet from itself. Stop it from becoming just another one of these. Huge, inhuman, faceless entities that just bulldozes humanity for the sake of profit. The workers are concerned about Google contracts with the military lack of diversity and the treatment of contract and temp employees. For NPR news. I'm Sam Harnett. State Department says the U. S. Will continue to seek the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Onge this after a British judge ruled that Assan should not be transferred from Britain to the U. S to face criminal charges. Solid face of 17 counts of espionage and one charge of misusing a computer over Wikileaks publication of leaked military and diplomatic documents over a decade ago. Defense attorneys say they're Australian born client was acting as a journalist and is entitled to his rights to free speech. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the George Lucas Educational Foundation, creator of Edri Topia for 30 years committed to advancing educational innovations and research that improves pre K to 12 learning. Maura at edge. It's hopey a data work. W N. Y c independent journalism in the public interest, 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. This.

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