Close to 2,300 cafeteria employees working in Google campuses across California’s Bay Area have voted to unionize, according to a recent report from Vox Media’s Recode.
The vote, which took place in November, is the result of a campaign that’s been in the works for two years, a source told the media outlet, which notes that the foodservice staffers are organizing through an area chapter of Unite Here.
Google’s cafeteria workers are employed by Bon Appetit Management Co., a subsidiary of Compass Group.
“As an organization, Compass Group firmly believes each of our associates has the right to make an informed decision about whether they want to be represented by a third party such as a labor organization,” a Compass Group spokesperson said in an email to Recode.
A Google spokesperson told Recode that Compass employees have unionized at the tech company’s offices in Seattle and New York.