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Hundreds of Google employees have formed a union

More than 225 Google workers formed the Alphabet Workers Union, having planned its creation in secret before officially announcing it Monday, The New York Times reports.

The group, which is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America, was established to provide "structure and longevity to activism at Google, rather than to negotiate for a contract," according to the NYT. Its creation follows several years of activism at the company, and is a notable development for an industry that has long resisted efforts to organize.

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