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UNITE HERE Searching for Google Gag Rule

In its seemingly endless expansion, Internet behemoth Google is looking to build a hotel and conference center near its headquarters in Silicon Valley. In its never-ending search for more dues money, the union UNITE HERE is trying to get in on the ground floor. What makes the union’s conduct distasteful is that it’s trying to pressure Google into a “labor peace agreement,” which appears as if it would prevent the company from telling employees its side of the story during the unionization drive.

If Google does make such an agreement, however, its employees could still find out the truth — just by using their employer’s flagship service, they could Google “UNITE HERE” and the undemocratic “card-check” process that the union is always pushing.

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