Google employees’ unionization efforts are now global. Coming on the heels of the Alphabet Workers Union, which was formed in early January by more than 200 employees of Google parent company Alphabet in the U.S. and Canada, union organizers have launched an alliance, called Alpha Global, representing Google employees in 10 countries. Alpha Global was created in partnership with Uni Global, a...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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