Two Google employees say management is punishing them for organizing walkout

Two Google employees who worked on a mass walkout of workers say they faced retaliation from company management.

In an internal post first reported by Wired, Google Open Research head Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton, a YouTube marketing employee, said their roles at the company had changed following protests from employees. Whittaker said she was told that her role “would be changed dramatically” after Google disbanded its AI ethics council, and that she could no longer work at the AI Now Institute research center. The decision to abandon the council was made as employees criticized the inclusion of the president of the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Stapleton, who has worked at the company for 12 years, said in the post…

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