If we had our say, it would not have happened: thinking about #GoogleWalkout's lawsuits

A sign of #GoogleWalkout: "Happy to stop for $ 90 million. No sexual harassment required. "

For immediate release

We welcome today's shareholder lawsuits and are grateful to those who have sued them. The lawsuits include the fact that by covering and rewarding known sex offenders such as Andy Rubin and Amit Singhal, the board of directors of Google and other VIPs of the management of Google have waived their fiduciary duty to Google as a whole and weakened the company's employees.

We agree. Anyone who promotes abuse, harassment and discrimination must be held accountable, and those with the most power have the most to give back.

But the problems we face are not limited to cover-ups and an abdication of fiduciary duty. Google's culture of racism, discrimination and sexual harassment is not the result of a few bad actors – it is inherent in the functioning of the system and can not be corrected without structural change.

Currently, a small group of leaders, mostly men and women, make decisions that have a profound impact on workers and the world, with very little accountability. The lawsuits detail this behavior in action and last year provided many examples of collateral damage caused by humans to such selfish and irresponsible rulers. It must change. And to change it those most at risk need to have a voice in decision-making and a place at the table. When we went out with twenty thousand colleagues in November, we have included worker representation on the board of directors our requests For this reason.

We have all the evidence we need to say that Google management does not care about our best interests. We need to change the way the system works, beyond solving the damage done by those who work within the system. It's time for oversight, accountability, and workers to really have a say in the decisions that affect their lives and the world around them.