Over 100 workers for a Google contractor were given hazard pay following organization efforts, according to the Alphabet Workers Union.
Employees of Modis, a tech services unit that helps Google run its data centers, organized last week to demand $200 weekly incentive bonuses that encourage workers to continue working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers say they were promised those funds through December, but Modis halted the program last month.
Employees pressed the company to continue the incentive program by filing "tickets" to Modis management and inquiring about the program to management at a meeting. The contractor eventually agreed to continue paying the hazard pay.
Workers have faced off with Modis and Google before. Earlier this year, the company settled an unfair labor practices complaint by posting signs at a data center facility that tell employees they can talk about pay, working conditions and related practices.