About the Ebook
Lionbridge Technologies, the employees worked exclusively for Microsoft, reviewing apps toward their certification for the Windows Store. Creating a union was a first for all of them and also a first in the high tech field. Trying to agree to a contract via collective bargaining proved difficult and progress was made via a different strategy, reaching out directly to Microsoft's Board of Directors and the media. Much remains to be done to make sure the thousands of people working for Microsoft via suppliers have decent benefits like paid parental leave, paid company holidays similar to the ones of Microsoft, better salaries. This second edition details this story still in the making.
I have been an international tobacco control advocate for many years and from 2011 to 2017 I was a union organizer for Temporary Workers of America. Since September 2017 I have been involved in the tobacco harm reduction movement. For more details, visit http://philippe-boucher.com, http://thr-rendezvous.org that will provide additional links to my work.