What Does the Newby Island Worker’s Case Mean for Silicon Valley Employees?

On the 27th of August, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that companies couldn’t avoid responsibility to employees by contracting out labor or franchising.

This has significant impact on local Silicon Valley unionization — the recent wave of unionization at Facebook, Google Express, and Apple has been muted because the unionized employees were lower-wage contractors.  This ruling means that the parent companies still bear responsibility for employee working conditions.

For more information on what the ruling means for Silicon Valley, see the South Bay Labor Council article here.

For more information about the NLRB case and ruling, you can find the RH Reality Check article here.